Top 8 Summer Fruits in India

Top 8 Summer Fruits in India

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India is rich in plant diversity. During summer, some of the best tropical fruits are available in India. Most of these fruits are formed on a naturally growing wild, native Indian trees in cities, villages, and forest. Many of these fruits are cultivated in farms, orchards and home gardens. 

• Top 8 Summer Fruits: List of Fruits to Grow

1. Mango (Mangifera indica)

Growing Mango as a Summer Fruit

Our summers are incomplete without mango. It is undoubtedly the king of fruits in the Indian subcontinent and are easily some of the best summer fruits in India. There are dozens of varieties grown all over India with well-planned commercial mango orchards that grow amazing, authentic varieties. This summer fruit grows wild in Indian conditions providing lip-smacking flavors. This seasonal fruit's peak time starts in summer and continues till the middle of the monsoon. Dwarf grafted Mango plants are also grown in containers in terrace gardening.

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2. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Seasonal Fruits - Jackfruit

This widely cultivated and popular summer fruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh. It is a giant seasonal fruit with a wonderful fruity smell and flavor that has a cult following in the people who have developed a taste for it. The raw fruit is also cooked and eaten as a vegetable. The evergreen tree is huge and needs plenty of space to grow. Jackfruits are essentially formed on the main trunk of their trees.


3. Jamun (Syzygium cumini)

Jamun as a Summer Fruit

These small black summer fruits have a combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent flavor and tend to color the tongue purple. It is an evergreen tropical fruit tree that grows wild in India. A slow-growing species, it can reach heights of up to 30 m and can live more than 100 years. Its dense foliage provides shade and is also grown just for its ornamental value. When in the fruiting stage a back-purple carpet is formed on the ground due to fallen fruits.

If you're looking to grow your own Jamun tree, making use of its fruit seeds will do the trick!


4. Karaunda (Carissa carandas)

Karaunda Summer Fruits

Karaunda berries are some of the best fruits to grow in summer in India. The berry-sized summer fruits are formed on a prickly shrub, making this flowering plant suitable for fencing. The green raw fruits are pickled and black ripe fruits are a beloved delicacy. The plant is grown from fruit seed sown in the monsoon season. The fruit is a rich source of iron, so it is sometimes used in the treatment of anemia and it also contains a fair amount of Vitamin C.

5. Tadgola (Borassus flabellifer)

Tadgola - Seasonal Fruit

These are fleshy, watery, sweet jelly-like seeds formed inside the tough Palmyra palm fruits. Tadgola, as called in Marathi, is translucent and pale-white, similar to lychee but with a milder flavor and no pit. This watery summer fruit is heavenly relief in the Indian heat. The palm has a consistent growth pattern, large size, and clean habits that make it an attractive ornamental tree, cultivated for planting in gardens and parks as landscape palm species.


6. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

Summer Fruits - Watermelon

These super popular seasonal fruits are massively grown in India during summer. Sweet varieties like sugar baby and sugar queen are the more preferred ones. The watermelon plant can be grown from fruit seeds and is an annual creeper, forming around 2-3 fruits per plant on the ground.


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7. Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) 

Unripe Jujube on a Tree

Popularly known as beer (बेर) in India, these sour summer fruits are formed on a small thorny tree. These seasonal fruits have been cultivated and eaten in India for thousands of years, and it is also mentioned in ancient Indian epics like Ramayana. The plant can be seen growing naturally in urban and rural regions. Culturally, Jujube has had immense popularity among school going children in India along with star gooseberry, Star apple and raw mango. This makes it one of the most popular and beloved summer fruits of India. 


8. Wax jambu (Syzygium samarangense)

Wax Jambu or Rose Apple as a Summer Fruit

These bell-shaped white, pink or red waxy summer fruits of India are formed on a medium-sized evergreen tree. The plant is a close relative of the Jamun tree. The fruit is extremely watery; it has mild sweet flavor and cotton candy-like mesh in the middle that holds the seeds. Many varieties can be cultivated in an orchard and the fruit plant is a heavy fruit bearer and they are also some of the best fruits to grow in a garden in summertime. 

Also Read: Developing a Fruit Tree Orchard


This year, grow your own summer fruits and vegetables, creating a thriving garden full of bountiful harvests to give yourself the best of flavor, as well as health! Happy gardening!