Long overdue information. Eating in Panama is a daily occurrence, what is available is seasonal. I will add to this list as I see things appear in the backs of pickup trucks in both David and Boquete.
Some things are year round, Papaya, Bananas to name two.
15 March 2010: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, bananas, plantains, papaya, last of the oranges, first Mangoes.
(Note on Bananas the local guineo banana is an eating banana similar to the Cavendish sold by Chiquita but much sweeter and a little smaller. They have become expensive in Boquete, 2 for $0.15, I bought some on the Interamerican near David for half that price)
4 April 2010
This week we drove to Puerto Armuelles and along the road near David, we saw the first avocados of the year. Lots of watermelon, bananas, plantains, papaya. No more oranges or cantaloupe, that season appears done for the year. Lots of Plantain, plantanos in Boquete they sell for $.20 each in Puerto $.05.
The melons are all gone now as are the mangoes. The new produce on the market is Nance, a small yellow fruit.
31 July 2012 ( oh well)
Melons are starting to reappear, Cherimoya are in season. I just picked a few.