List of national fruits

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This list of national fruits is arranged alphabetically by country. Some national fruits are officially designated, some are unofficial.

National fruits[edit]

Country Common name Scientific name Picture Notes
 Austria Apple Malus domestica Red Apple.jpg [1]
 Azerbaijan Pomegranate Punica granatum Granatäpfel.JPG [2]
 Bangladesh Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus Jackfruit hanging.JPG [3]
 Cambodia Chicken egg banana
(chek pong moan in Khmer)
Musa aromatica Bananas dsc07803.jpg [4]
 Central African Republic Banana Musa acuminata,
Musa balbisiana,
or Musa paradisiaca
Bananavarieties.jpg [5]
 China Fuzzy kiwifruit Actinidia deliciosa Kiwi aka.jpg [6]
Jujube Ziziphus zizyphus Jujube mure.jpg [7]
 Colombia Borojó Alibertia patinoi Borojó Fruto.jpg [8]
Curuba Passiflora mollissima (P. tarminiana
and P. tripartita var. mollissima)
Curuba.jpg [8]
 Cuba Mamey Pouteria sapota ARS- Pouteria sapota.jpg [9]
 Germany Apple Malus domestica Red Apple.jpg [10]
India India Mango Mangifera indica Mango and cross section edit.jpg [11]
 Jamaica Ackee Blighia sapida Ackee 001.jpg [12]
 Japan Japanese persimmon Diospyros kaki Threekakifruit-cutopen.jpg [13]
 Malaysia Durian [citation needed]
 Pakistan Mango Mangifera indica An unripe mango in jaffna.JPG [14]
 Philippines Mango Mangifera indica National symbols of the Philippines
 Serbia Plum prunus Slivka.JPG Plum and its products are of great importance to Serbs and part of numerous customs.[15] A saying goes that the best place to build a house is where a plum tree grows best.[15] The fertile region of Šumadija in central Serbia is particularly known for its plums and Šljivovica, the national drink.[16]
 Thailand Purple mangosteen Garcinia mangostana Mangosteen1.jpg [17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Oststeirischer Apfel". Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pearls of Baku". Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Jackfruit – National Fruit of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ The Royal Decree states the chicken egg banana is known as Musa aromatica but this is an outdated taxonomic name still used in Cambodia. This cultivar is also known as kluai khai in Thailand which has a similar meaning, that being "Egg Banana." It is known as pisang mas in Malaysia in which they can be found to be synonyms for the Lady's Finger Banana.
  5. ^ The Travel Book - Central African Republic. Retrieved 2014-16-09
  6. ^ "National Symbols of China". Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  7. ^ "红日子倡导将红枣定为中国的"国果"". Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  8. ^ a b "Fruits in Colombia". Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  9. ^ Bader, Myles. The Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets. Strategic Book Publishing. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-60911-017-8. 
  10. ^ "German National Fruit, the Little Fleiner Apple". 18 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "National Fruit". Govt. of India Official website. 
  12. ^ "This is Jamaica". National Symbols of Jamaica. Archived from the original on 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2006-06-04. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ "National Symbols of Pakistan". Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  15. ^ a b Stephen Mennell (2005). Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue. Council of Europe. p. 383. ISBN 9789287157447. 
  16. ^ Grolier Incorporated (2000). The encyclopedia Americana. Grolier. p. 715. ISBN 9780717201334. 
  17. ^