Seasonal Fruits In Northen Vietnam

The 4 seasons, spring, summer, autumn, winter, are always the endless inspiration not only for works but also for mother nature to create her sweet treat like fruit.

In Northern Vietnam, each season has its own typical types of fruits. This article would like to show you the most special ones above all.

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SPRING: Pomelo

In the north, there are 2 most famous varieties of pomelo whose names denote their origins: Doan Hung (Phu Tho province) and Dien (Hanoi).

Both of them have thin pulps, juicy sections, and attractively natural scent. They can be preserved in at most 6 months and still taste fresh like just harvested.


Plum – the specialty from Moc Chau, Son La, a beautiful mountainous area far in the north.
Each year, there is only 1 plum season which is in May and June. When being ripe, it turns into red like cherry. Just with the first bite, the juicy and gently sour taste can definitely bewitch you.

“Thieu” Litchi – a typical fruit of tropical weather, whose harvest season is around late June and early July. The most famous Thieu litchi is grown in Thanh Ha, Hai Duong province, which is attractive for its white thick succulent pulp.

Wandering through vast orchads, seeing litchi trees laden with dark red fruit, picking and tasting them on your own must be a very satisfying experience.

AUTUMN: Longan

Among all varieties of Longan, Long longan in Hung Yen is favored the most.
Longan is smaller than litchi. Hiding in the dark yellow skin is a whitish thick but dry pulp.
There is a well-known product made from longan called Long Nhan, which means dragon eyes. Longan after being remove black kernel, is dried over fire. This Long Nhan has not only nutritious but also medical values.

WINTER: Orange

Winter is the main crop of king orange and Cao Phong orange.
King orange is grown in Ha Giang province. It has thick and rough skin but do not judge it by the cover. Inside, each watery and golden shrimp is the most precious treat the northen mountains bring to us.
Cao Phong orange is the specialty from Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province. This variety shrimp’s color is lighter than King one, covered by a thinner skin.