List of national fruits

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

Country Common name Scientific name Picture Resource Notes
Afghanistan Pomegranate Punica granatum Granatäpfel.JPG [1]
Albania Cherry Prunus avium Prunus cocomilia.jpg [2][failed verification]
Algeria Dates Phoenix dactylifera Phoenix (botanical) финики.jpg [3][failed verification]
Angola Palm Borassus flabellifer Fruits of Borassus flabellifer.jpg [4]
Antigua and Barbuda Pineapple Ananas Comosus Pineapples.JPG [5]
Argentina Apple Malus domestica Red Apple.jpg [6]
Armenia Apricot Prunus armeniaca Apricots.jpg [7]
Australia Riberry Syzygium luehmannii Syzygium luehmannii fruit.jpg [8]
Austria Apple Malus domestica Red Apple.jpg [9]
Azerbaijan Pomegranate Punica granatum Granatäpfel.JPG [1]
Bangladesh Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus Jackfruit hanging.JPG [10] Jack Fruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh and is widely cultivated in tropical regions of Bangladesh.
Cambodia Chicken egg banana
(chek pong moan in Khmer)
Musa aromatica Bananas dsc07803.jpg [11][12] The Royal Decree states the chicken egg banana is known as Musa aromatica but this is an outdated taxonomic name still used in Cambodia.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.
Canada Blueberries Cyanococcus Vaccinium corymbosum(01).jpg [citation needed]
Colombia Borojó Alibertia patinoi Borojó Fruto.jpg [13][failed verification]
Central African Republic Banana Musa acuminata,
Musa balbisiana,
or Musa paradisiaca
Bananavarieties.jpg [14][failed verification]
China Fuzzy kiwifruit Actinidia deliciosa Kiwi aka.jpg [15][failed verification]
Curuba Passiflora mollissima (P. tarminiana
and P. tripartita var. mollissima)
Curuba.jpg [13][failed verification]
Cuba Mamey Pouteria sapota ARS- Pouteria sapota.jpg [16]
Germany Apple Malus domestica Red Apple.jpg [17]
Greece Olive Olea Olive fruit on the branch (2007).jpg [18]
India Mango Mangifera indica GntMango2.jpg [19][12]
Indonesia Durian Durio Durian.jpg [12] The name "durian" literally means "the thorns" in Indonesian. It is also known as the ‘King of Fruits. Indonesia have two fruiting seasons because durian is grown in various localities. The main harvest is from October to February, but another region produces the crop around June to September.
Iran Pomegranate Punica granatum Pomegranate.jpg [12]
Israel Sabra/Prickly pear Opuntia PikiWiki Israel 56968 sabra fruit (plural).jpg [20]
Jamaica Ackee Blighia sapida Ackee 001.jpg [21]
Japan Japanese persimmon Diospyros kaki Threekakifruit-cutopen.jpg [22][12]
Malaysia Papaya Carica papaya Papaya - longitudinal section.jpg [12] Papaya (from Malay: pepaya) is the national fruit of Malaysia. It is available all year round.
Nepal Raspberry Rubus ellipticus Aiselu berry.jpg [citation needed]
Pakistan Mango Mangifera indica GntMango2.jpg [23][12]
Philippines Mango Mangifera indica GntMango2.jpg [12] Mango is the national fruit of Philippines. Mango season in Philippines is from March to June. It is called Mangga in Filipino.[12]
Serbia Plum prunus Slivka.JPG [24] The plum and its products are of great importance to Serbs and part of numerous customs.[24] A saying goes that the best place to build a house is where a plum tree grows best.[24] The fertile region of Šumadija in central Serbia is particularly known for its plums and Šljivovica, the national drink.[25]
Seychelles Coco de mer Lodoicea I frutti del cocò de mer - M e F - panoramio.jpg [citation needed] Coco de mer, (Lodoicea maldivica), also called double coconut, native palm of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. The flowers are borne in enormous fleshy spadices (spikes), the male and female on distinct plants.
Singapore Durian Durio Durian.jpg [12]
Spain Grape Vitis vinifera Cabernet Sauvignon Gaillac.jpg [26] There are over 400 varietals of grapes that are grown in Spain for wine production.
South Korea Asian Pear Pyrus pyrifolia Pyrus pyrifolia (Raja) young fruits 4.jpg [citation needed] There are other national fruits of South Korea such as Persimmons and Apples.
Sri Lanka Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus Jackfruit hanging.JPG [27][12]
Thailand Mangosteen Garcinia mangostana Mangosteens - whole and opened.jpg [12] Mangosteen is the national fruit of Thailand. It is also known as the ‘Queen of Fruits’. It is available from May until August. Mangosteen is called ‘Mangkhud’ in Thai language.
United Arab Emirates Dates Phoenix dactylifera Phoenix (botanical) финики.jpg [28]

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  4. ^ "National fruit of Angola - Palm fruit | Symbol Hunt". symbolhunt.com. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
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  8. ^ "National fruit of Australia - Riberry | Symbol Hunt". symbolhunt.com. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  9. ^ "Oststeirischer Apfel". Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. ^ Jackfruit – National Fruit of Bangladesh. bangladesh.com
  11. ^ www.forestry.gov.kh (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20070630215053/http://www.forestry.gov.kh/Documents/ROYAL-DECREE-ENG.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-30. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  13. ^ a b "Fruits in Colombia". off2colombia.com.co. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  14. ^ The Travel Book – Central African Republic. Retrieved 2014-16-09
  15. ^ "National Symbols of China". 123independenceday.com. Retrieved 2009-12-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  20. ^ "Israel's national fruit gets a shave". United Press International. UPI. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  21. ^ "This is Jamaica". National Symbols of Jamaica. Archived from the original on 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2006-06-04.
  22. ^ "Persimmon". www.fruitipedia.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  23. ^ National Symbols of Pakistan, Official Gateway to the Government of Pakistan, archived from the original on 28 November 2016, retrieved 28 July 2016
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  27. ^ – National Fruit of Sri Lanka. bangladesh.com
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