The Ten Largest Fruits in the World

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How many large fruits have you seen? Do you want to see the largest fruit in the world? Check this out!

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

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The Jackfruit is a species of tree of the mulberry family. It bears large fruits and grows well in tropical areas. The

jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20

inches in diameter.

Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica)

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The Coco de Mer can only be found in the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. The Coco de Mer is

now a rare protected species.

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It is one of the most universally well-known plants and holds three botanical records; the largest fruit so far

recorded weighed 42 kg; the mature seeds weighing up to 17.6 kg are the world’s heaviest and the female flowers

are the largest of any palm. The fruit, which requires 6–7 years to mature and a further two years to germinate, is

sometimes also referred to as the Sea Coconut, double coconut, coco fesse, or Seychelles Nut.

Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

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Coconut grows throughout the lowland tropics and has one of the largest fruits in the world. Its hard shell contains

white flesh and clear coconut milk, both of which are tasty and nourishing. Philippines is the largest producer of

coconut in the world.

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)

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Watermelon which is native to Africa bears one of the largest fruits in the world. The watermelon fruit, loosely

considered a type of melon, has a smooth exterior rind (green and yellow) and a juicy, sweet, usually pink, red, or

yellow, but sometimes orange, interior flesh.

Pomelo (Citrus maxima)

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The Pomelo or Chinese Grapefruit, Pummelo, Pommelo, Lusho Fruit, Jabong, Shaddock is a citrus fruit, usually a

pale green to yellow when ripe (but also pink or red), larger than a grapefruit, with sweet flesh and thick spongy

rind. It is the largest citrus fruit, growing as large as 30 cm in diameter and weighing as much as 10 kg; the peel is

thick.

Durian (Durio kutejensis)

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The Durian is a large fruit of trees from the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae family. Widely known and

revered in Southeast Asia as the “King of Fruits”, the fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odor, and

formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow up to 30 centimeters (12 in) long and 15 centimeters (6 in) in

diameter, and typically weighs one to four kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the color

of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale-yellow to red, depending on the species.

Atlantic Giant (Cucurbita maxima)

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Atlantic Giant is a unique variety that produces fruits more massive than those produced by any other plant in the

world. Fruit can exceed 6 feet in circumference. The heaviest Atlantic Giant on record weighed 766 kg (1689 lb).

Under normal conditions the Atlantic Giant can consistently produce fruits in excess of 250 kg (551 lb).

Bottle Gourd

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One vine that bears one of the largest vegetable fruits is the calabash or African Bottle Gourd. Calabash is a vine

grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried, and

used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. For this reason, one of the calabash subspecies is known as the bottle gourd.

The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. Some variety can grow as long as 3 ft in length.

The calabash was one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not for food but as a container.

Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

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Pineapple is another large fruit that grows well in the tropical regions of the world. Philippines is one of the largest

producers of pineapple in the world and the largest pineapple was harvested in one of the country’s largest

pineapple plantation in Mindanao.

Papaya (Carica papaya)

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The papaya is one of the largest fruits and grows well in tropical areas of the world. It is one of the most delicious

and vitamin rich fruits of the tropic.

All these fruits (except Coco de Mer) are edible and provide lots of nutrients and vitamins. Hope you had a

wonderful time reading this. Thanks!

See also

12 Exotic Tropical Fruits: How Many of These Have You Tasted?


12 Vitamin-rich Exotic Fruits from the Philippines and Other Tropical Areas


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