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Curious about Maltese Fruits? Here’s a list of 12 seasonal fruits in Malta that I think you should try while visiting.

Not all of them are endemic, and many are available in other countries, but these fruits are all cultivated here, so they obviously taste better than the ones you can find in supermarkets around the world!

In this post, you can read all about the Maltese fruits that you can expect to taste, and what season they grow.

Prickly Pears

This weird looking fruit is growing on cactuses, and you will see them in plenty while traveling around Malta. They are everywhere, and from July to October, they are ready to be eaten.

Pick them gently though (I suggest using a tong), and before eating them you need to carve the prickly pear, remove the seeds and then you can enjoy them!

Season: From July to October

Prickly Pears

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Blackberries

These delicious berries are available in plenty from May to July!

Season: May to July

Blackberries

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Loquat

While this fruit is native to Asia, the sunny climate of Malta is great for loquats as well.

And during spring, you can enjoy this mouthwatering Maltese fruit. 

Season: April to May

Loquat

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Figs

Another treat that visitors and locals can enjoy are figs, and they come in two varieties in Malta. These are Farkizzan and common figs, and the sunny climate makes them very juicy.

From July to August, these are very cheap and there will be plenty of them in fruit markets. 

Season: July to August

Figs

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Pomegranate

A winter treat that shouldn’t be missed. Pomegranates are cultivated in many places on Earth, but Maltese pomegranates are very nice. 

The Pomegranate tree in Malta is called Rummiena Punica Granatum, and the fruit has been cultivated for centuries. 

Season: September to December

Pomegranate

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Bambinella

Also known as Small Maltese June Pear. A particular type of pear that is native to Malta that you should definitely give a try.

The Bambinella has been cultivated here for thousands of years and they are in season from June to August. 

Season: June to August

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Grapefruits

When it comes to winter fruits in Malta, the Grapefruit is definitely the king. With its rich taste, plenty of Vitamin C, it’s one of the nicer Maltese fruits. 

You can eat them fresh, have them in your yogurt or even make fresh Grapefruit juice from them. 

Season: October to February

Grapefruits

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Nectarines

The Nectarine is a stone fruit, similar to the peach, but without the fuzzy skin. The Nectarines in Malta are in season from June to August. 

Season: June to August

Nectarine

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Orange

With more than 300 days of sunshine, the oranges are destined to be delicious, and from October to April you will find local oranges in plenty and for cheap prices per kilo. 

Season: October to April

Maltese fruits

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Apricots

Another summer fruit in Malta that grows in other countries as well, but is particularly juicy here. Apricots are available from May to July. 

Season: May to July

Apricots

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Cherry Plum

The Maltese name for Cherry Plum is Għanbaqar, and this fruit was introduced in about 500 years ago. Since then, locals and visitors have enjoyed this delightful fruit in the months of July to September. 

Season: July to September

Cherry Plums

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Strawberries

Strawberry plants require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight, and that’s certainly not an issue here. Maltese strawberries are very tasty and have a rich red color. They are usually available from November to July.

Season: November to July

Strawberries

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Where to buy Maltese Fruits

I always like to visit fruit markets in Malta, or the farms directly. However, visiting a farm can be tricky without a car, so then it’s better to go to your local fruit market. 

Supermarkets usually have quite a good range of fruits as well, but in my experience, fruits in local markets are fresher and cheaper. Ta’ Qali Farmers’ Market is one of my favorites. 

Other fruits that grow in Malta 

  • Pears
  • Mulberry
  • Melons
  • Lemon
  • Cherries
  • Apples

Have you tried any of these Maltese fruits? Share your experience in the comment section!