A medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae, found mostly in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The fruit with snake skin. Native of Java and Sumatra.
Scientific name = Lansium domesticum, originating mostly in Western Asia.
Solanum sessiliflorum or Cocona is a tropical shrub belonging to
the Solanaceae family. The cocona plant has sturdy branches and huge,
serrate and hairy leaves.
5. Mammee Apple.
Mammea americana, commonly known as mammee, mammee apple, mamey,
mamey apple, Santo Domingo apricot, tropical apricot, or South American
apricot, is an evergreen tree of the family Calophyllaceae, whose fruit
A Brazilian specialty.
fruit is unusual in that it appears to blossom right out of the bark and trunk of its tree.
Rubus spectabilis is a species of Rubus native to the west coast of North America from west central Alaska to California.
It is a shrub growing to 1–4 m tall, with perennial, not biennial woody stems that are covered with fine prickles.
8. Star Apple.
Available mostly in Spring season. round
and approximately two to four inches in diameter at maturity. Its skin
is smooth, leathery and depending on variety either purple to red or
yellow to green in color.
Breadfruit is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family,
Moraceae, growing throughout Southeast Asia, South India and most
Pacific Ocean islands. It is also grown in the Leeward Islands and
Windward Islands of the Caribbean and in Africa.
Also spelled chirimoya or Cherymoya, is the fruit of the species
Annona cherimola, which generally is thought to be native to the Andes.
Sugarapple is the fruit of Annona squamosa, the most widely grown
species of Annona and a native of the tropical Americas and West
Indies, and is called the Custard Apple in the Philippines.
Marula is a medium-sized dioecious tree, indigenous to the
miombo woodlands of Southern Africa, the Sudano-Sahelian range of West
Africa, and Madagascar. The tree is a single stemmed tree with a wide
13. Platonia Insignis.
A pleasantly flavored, yellow-orange, round fruit that can grow to about
the size of an orange. It has a sticky white pulp with a sort of sweet
and sour flavor.
or morinda plant is a tropical
evergreen tree that grows to about 10 feet tall in Tahiti and other
Pacific Islands, as well as in parts of Asia and Australia.
15. Horned Melon.
It may look like a fruit from outer space (and in fact, it featured in an episode of
), but it’s a very popular snack in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of the U.S.
peculiar fruit is also known as the horned melon, jelly melon, African
horned cucumber, hedged gourd, melano, and blowfish fruit.
16. Miracle Fruit.
Synsepalum dulcificum, also known as the miracle fruit, is a plant
with a berry that when eaten, causes sour foods subsequently consumed
to taste sweet. This effect is due to miraculin, which is used
commercially as a sugar substitute.
Native to the humid, tropical forests of West and Central Africa, safou (
is also known as the “butterfruit” for its rich, oily pulp. But safou
is more than just creamy and delicious. It’s quickly becoming an
important cash crop for small farmers in Africa and has proven useful in
agroforestry systems and in preventing hunger.
Fresh half ripe
fruit is mildly
astringent and used to cure dysentery, diarrhoea, hepatitis,
tuberculosis, dyspepsia and good for heart and brain.
A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species.
"Pitaya" usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while
"Pitahaya" or "Dragon fruit" always refers to fruit of the genus
20. Star Fruit.
Carambola, also known as starfruit, is the fruit of Averrhoa
carambola, a species of tree native to the Philippines, Indonesia,
Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.