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# Chazal enacted Brachat Shechiyanu for eating a new fruit because it brings a person happiness and should praise Hashem for the opportunity. <Ref> Mishna Brurah 225:10 </ref> Even if you don’t feel a happiness for eating a new fruit, one still should make the Bracha (as we assume that he’s happy inside, even if he doesn’t express this externally). <Ref> VeZot HaBracha (18:1, pg 159) in name of Rav Elyashiv and Rav Chaim Kanievsky </ref>
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==When to make the Bracha==
# Even though it’s preferable to say Shechiyanu before the Bracha on the fruit, the minhag is to make the Bracha on the food and then the Shehechiyanu. <Ref> Mishna Brurah 225:11 writes that it’s preferable to say Shechiyanu first in order not to make an interruption between the Bracha and eating. However, Zevot HaBracha (pg 159) writes that the minhag is to make the Bracha on the fruit first. </ref>
# One only makes a bracha on the first time one eats the fruit (that year). <ref> Mishna Brurah 225:13 </ref>
# If one forgot to make the Bracha before eating, one may make it anytime one didn’t finish eating, however once one finished, one can’t make a Shechiyanu on that fruit. <Ref> Mishna Brurah 225:13, Sh"t Besel Chachma 5:27, Zevot HaBracha (pg 160) quoting Rav Elyashiv </ref>
==Which fruit?==
# One only makes a Bracha on fruits that grow yearly, however, fruits that grow all year round don’t require a Shechiyanu. <Ref> S”A 225:6 </ref>
# Fruit that’s available in the marketplace all year round (because of the refrigeration and transportation) do not require Shechiyanu, (however it’s preferable to cover it with a Shechiyanu from another fruit if possible.) <ref> Zevot HaBracha (pg 161) </ref>
# The following fruit don’t require a Shechiyanu: banana, lemon, lettuce , cabbage, potato, carrot, onion, pear, dates, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, peanuts, almonds, olives, mushrooms, wine, and grape juice. <ref> Zevot HaBracha (pg 162-3) </ref>
# The Sefer Zevot HaBracha writes that the general list of fruits in Israel that are considered not available all year round and deserve a Shechiyanu includes the following (however, in America, it’s very possible that some of these are available all year round; this is up to date for 5769, when the sefer was reprinted):
# The following do require a Shechiyanu: avocado, watermelon, peach, cherry, quince, mango, apricot, grapes, strawberry, plum, cactus, and raspberry.

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