We would like to just mention the important fact – in Bulgaria as a whole we have seen a large number of fruits and berries.
Here are also found exotic fruits: kiwi, figs, pomegranates, peaches, and more customary to us: apples, plums, grapes, watermelons, melons. What is remarkable – they are literally grow in the yards of villas. Therefore, the main for tourists – to find at the resort a market with normal prices, and only there you will be able to taste them and to buy exactly your favorite fruits, berries and vegetables.
On many sites encountered the information that there is no fruit markets at the resorts. Let’s just say, at popular resorts such as Sunny Beach or Nessebar really there are no them (or maybe we just have not found), but in Pomorie right near the bus station there is an excellent low-cost market. It is best to ask the locals about such markets. They definitely will tell you, where there is a best variant.
Another little tip: mainly in the market you can (and even should!) choose the goods you like by yourself. There are sellers, who prohibit to choose (although there are very few of them). Their prices are little lower, but goods are worse.
About meals in Bulgaria we have already spoken, now let’s talk about fruits.
Prices for fruits in Bulgaria
Prices for local fruits in the country are very democratic. Here you can good and inexpensive make purchases, if you know where. In supermarkets is usually a bit more expensive and, of course, you can not taste the products before buying. But in the fruit market, you can enjoy the taste of a favorite treat, and to choose favorite fruits.
It is also popular in Bulgaria a seasonal roadside commerce. Sometimes in such way are selling fruits from the surrounding gardens and fields. Their locations are well known to locals.
The price is largely depends on where the fruit was grown. Imported Italian or Greek goodies will cost you 2 times more expensive than local.
Also, the cost of vitamins depends on of the resort. In more popular cities prices and demand, accordingly, are higher.
And of course the last nuance – a seasonal prevalence. We stayed on vacation in late summer, just in time for ripening of peaches, grapes and figs. So we managed to eat a plenty of these fruits.
What kind of berries and fruits are growing in Bulgaria?
In Bulgaria there are a lot of different fruits and berries. For a complete happiness is not enough unless the bananas. But they are replaced by (in different time) pomegranates, kiwi, persimmon. For your convenience, we offer you a list of local fruits and berries with prices for them (what we actually saw).
- peaches – 0,8-5,6 levs/kg;
- nectarines – от 1,8 levs/kg;
- apples – от 0,7 levs/kg;
- pears – 2,5 levs/kg;
- plums – 1-1,2 levs/kg;
- figs – 2-4,5 levs/kg;
- kiwi – 4 levs/kg;
- strawberries – from 2,5 levs per a small cup;
- cherries – 2-4 levs/kg в сезон;
- grapes – 1,0-5 levs/kg;
- watermelons – от 0,5 levs/kg;
- melons -от 0,5 levs/kg;
- raspberries – от 2,5 levs per a small cup;
- blackberries – от 2,5 levs per a small cup;
- blueberries – от 2,5 levs per a small cup;
- almonds – 12 levs/kg.
Seasonal fruits in Bulgaria
Sunny Bulgaria can easily compete with other countries for almost a year-round seasonal fruits. At harvest time they are not only cheaper, but also richer with vitamins. For your convenience, we indicate when at the shelves are beginning to appear local fruits, and therefore prices for them are falling:
This list is based on mass maturing of fruits, but the above goodies can be found in the offseason. So we have seen as in the autumn (beginning of September) at the market were actively selling strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, melons and watermelons. Therefore, well of vitamins is provided to you at any time of your rest in Bulgaria.
Interesting facts about fruits in Bulgaria
Upon arrival in Bulgaria you will surely be surprised with the view of growing in almost every yard figs. It is so popular that it is sold not only fresh, but also in the form of jam and even rakia (it’s something like vodka), made of figs.
Sometimes at Bulgarian streets you can see olive trees, but they do not grow in large quantities. At the market we could not find olives, but in supermarkets – a great choice for different prices.
And here in Pomorie, if you are lucky enough to get there, on the way to the Thracian tomb, you can see how directly on fields are growing kiwi. Although this “garden” looks a little abandoned, however, it is guarded by dogs, so it is better not to tempt fate and not to go there for fruits.
Fruits in Bulgaria surprisingly tasty and juicy, full of sun and vitamins. If you want not only spend your vacation on the beach, but also improve your health, then boldly travel to this beautiful country.
A word of advice to inexperienced tourists
Throughout the holiday we’ve seen a lot of cities with growing fruits in them. Therefore, I would like to remind a common truth: if you are not sure what kind of fruit is growing “in an accessible” location (and sometimes even if unsure) do not rush to tear it and eat. Probably it is not edible, or located on a private territory. In addition, fruits that look like edible, in fact may not be tasty – terribly sour, for example.
And of course, if you bought fruits at the market, eat them in the first day, or put them into the refrigerator. Although Bulgaria is not such a hot country as Montenegro, but still noone hardly wants to take risks and spend precious vacation days lying in the room with the stomach flu.
Another important point about purchased fruits: they are often sold very cheaply at the market. As a rule, this are rotten fruits (apricots, plums or apples), that are used for cooking rakia (the local brew). Of course, you can not eat such fruits.
Photos of fruits in Bulgaria
We have accumulated a lot of photos of Bulgarian fruits for the holiday period. We share the most beautiful and interesting to you:
Useful links and interesting information:
- Meals in Bulgaria – an article about where to buy the best products and in what restaurants to eat
- Prices in Bulgaria – how to save in your vacation?
- Nature in Bulgaria – what and where you can see
- Cozy and ancient Nessebar. A detailed story about the resort where we stayed
- What to bring from Bulgaria as a gift?
- An interesting set of pictures of Bulgaria
- Resorts of Bulgaria on photos: a selection of the most interesting cities
- Beaches of Bulgaria: in detail about each beach