List of national fruits

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

National fruits[change | change source]

Country Common name Scientific name Picture Reference
 Armenia Apricot Prunus armeniaca Apricot and cross section.jpg
India India Mango Mangifera indica Apple mango and cross section edit1.jpg [1]
 Bangladesh Jackfruit[2] Artocarpus heterophyllus Arto commun 070509 0128 ltn.jpg
 Brazil Cupuaçu[source?] Theobroma grandiflorum Cupuassu.jpg
 Cambodia Lady's Finger Banana
(chek pong moan in Khmer)
Musa acuminata Bananas dsc07803.jpg [3]
 China Kiwi Actinidia deliciosa Kiwi aka.jpg [4]
Jujube Ziziphus zizyphus Jujube mure.jpg [5]
 England Apple Malus domestica Malus - Alkmene.JPG
 Iran Pomegranate[source?] Punica granatum Granatäpfel.JPG
 Jamaica Ackee Blighia sapida Ackee 001.jpg [6]
 Japan Lychee[source?] Litchi chinensis Litchi chinensis Luc Viatour.jpg
Japanese persimmon Diospyros kaki Threekakifruit-cutopen.jpg [7]
 Mexico Avocado[source?] Persea americana Avocado.jpeg
 Malaysia Papaya[source?] Carica papaya Papaya sunset.jpg
 Pakistan Mango (Summer national fruit) Mangifera indica Apple mango and cross section edit1.jpg [8]
Guava (Winter national fruit) Psidium spp Psidium guajava fruit.jpg
 Philippines Mango Mangifera indica Apple mango and cross section edit1.jpg
 New Zealand Kiwifruit Actindia deliciosia Kiwi aka.jpg

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Fruit". Govt. of India Official website. http://india.gov.in/knowindia/national_symbols.php?id=13.
  2. http://www.banglapedia.org/httpdocs/HT/J_0004.HTM
  3. http://www.forestry.gov.kh/Documents/ROYAL-DECREE-ENG.pdf The Royal Decree states the chicken egg banana is known as Musa aromatica but this is an outdated taxonomic name still used in Cambodia.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." And it is known as pisang mas in Malaysia in which they can be found to be synonyms for the Lady's Finger Banana.
  4. "National Symbols of China". 123independenceday.com. http://www.123independenceday.com/china/national-symbols.html. Retrieved 2009-12-06.
  5. "红日子倡导将红枣定为中国的“国果”". news.163.com. http://news.163.com/11/1018/17/7GLQDESU0001125P.html. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  6. "This is Jamaica". National Symbols of Jamaica. http://www.jis.gov.jm/special_sections/This%20Is%20Jamaica/symbols.html. Retrieved 2006-06-04.
  7. http://www.fruitipedia.com/Persimmon.htm
  8. "National Symbols of Pakistan". Government of Pakistan. http://www.nationalheritage.gov.pk/nationalsymbols.html. Retrieved 2013-08-23.