What types of fruit grow in Greece

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The entire Mediterranean fruit basket grows in the temperate climate of Greece, and each season has its own specialties greek fresh fruits: Apples, pears, kiwis and quinces in winter; Citrus fruits in winter, spring and all summer (certain species are grown so that a seasonal orange is almost always available), apricots, cherries and strawberries in late spring and early summer, then the full spectrum of juicy summer fruits, from peaches to melons figs, and finally grapes at the end of every Greek summer. Some fruits are closely related to certain regions, such as the small mountain apples from the Pelion Mountains, called "Firikia"; Central Macedonia peaches and cherries; Cherries from Agia near Larissa; Citrus fruits from the Peloponnese; Figs from Kalamata and Evia and many more. Greece exports a large part of its harvest, be it fresh or processed into juices and canned foods (especially canned peaches). Fortunately, there is still plenty left to be eaten fresh all year round. In keeping with Mediterranean tradition, the Greeks usually eat several servings greek fresh fruits per day, usually at the end of a meal. There is also a whole range of preserves known as "spoon sweets" made from seasonal fruits (as well as some vegetables and young nuts) canned with simple syrup.