It’s fruit season in Thailand. One can get fruit at any time of year, but a check of orchards and markets shows that mango season starts in April; after that come durian and rambutan, and mangosteens mark the end of it.
Peak tourist season in the relatively cool and dry weather of December, January, and February doesn’t coincide with the peak fruit season. I can get all kinds of fruit at the local market, and our orchard has an abundance of bananas, papayas, pineapple, and mulberries.
This year I’ve been fortunate to get a couple boxes of exceptional fruit from Smile Heart Orchard in Chantaburi. I’m not sure how I got on the list to purchase this fruit; they have a limited harvest, and with this quality the fruits are fully subscribed. This week we got a box of durian.
Last week 10 kg of rambutan arrived just as I had left for the airport.
By the time I returned home five days later, there were only a few fruits remaining for me to eat. And they were delicious.