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Shecheyanu on different variety of fruit


I have eaten bananas within the last year. However, there is a special variety of bananas that I have not eaten within the last year. Do I need to make a shecheyanu when eating this special variety? Does the same apply to different varieties of all other fruits and vegetables?


If it has a different name or it tastes significantly different than the regular bananas then according to the Mishna Berura you can make a shechiyanu on it. Others however argue with this, that we don’t make a shehechiyanu on different types of the same fruit. The best thing is to eat it together with something else that you can say shehechiyanu on it.

Best wishes


See Shulchan Aruch 225-4, M:B 225- 14, Shar Hatzion ibid 17, 18, Aruch Hashulchan 225-9, Birkas Habayis 24 ftnt. 11, Sharei Habracha 20-13.

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