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Shehecheyanu blessing on fruits

Question:

Hello,
Would this blessing be said for foods such as jarred applesauce (if one has not had fresh apples yet?), jarred hearts of palm, or fresh grapefruits or pineapples (given that they are available all the time)?

Thank you

Answer:

The criteria for saying shehechiyanu on new fruits is that it has to be a type of fruits that is not available in your area for a decent part of the year. Nowadays we have apples and many other fruits imported throughout the year, therefore even if someone didn’t actual eat them, the bracha would not be said.

Best wishes

Sources:

O:Ch 225-6

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