Weird Fruits

9 January 2022

7. Passion Fruit Scientific Name: Passiflora edulis Country with highest Production: Brazil TheSassyBlogger About: Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit, is a vine species of passion flower native to southern Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit. The fruit is a pepo, a type of berry, round to oval, either yellor dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced, the juice often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma.

6. Korean Melon Scientific Name: Cucumis melo var. makuwa Country with highest Production: Korean TheSassyBlogger About: The Oriental melon, also known as the Korean melon, is a type of muskmelon that is cultivated in East Asia. Phylogenetic studies tracing the genetic lineage of the plant suggest that it may have originated in eastern India, having then spread to China over the Silk Road, from which it was introduced to Korea and Japan.Its flavour has been described as a cross between a honeydew melon and a cucumber. It is noticeably less sweet than Western varieties of melon, and consists of about 90% water

5. Kiwano (Horned Melon) Scientific Name: Cucumis metuliferus Country with highest Production: Africa TheSassyBlogger About: Cucumis metuliferus, commonly called the African horned cucumber, horned melon, spiked melon, jelly melon, kiwano, or cuke-a-saurus is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family, Cucurbitaceae. Its fruit has horn-like spines, hence the name "horned melon". Ripe fruit has orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh with a refreshingly fruity taste, and a texture similar to a passionfruit or pomegranate.C. metuliferus is native to Sub-Saharan Africa

4. Cherimoya Scientific Name: Annona cherimola Country with highest Production: Spain TheSassyBlogger About: The cherimoya is a species of edible fruit-bearing plant in the genus Annona, from the family Annonaceae, which includes the closely related sweetsop and soursop. The plant has long been believed to be native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile,with cultivation practiced in the Andes and Central America, although a recent hypothesis postulates Central America as the origin instead, because many of the plant's wild relatives occur in this area.

3. Dragon Fruit Scientific Name: Selenicereus undatus Country with highest Production: Vietnam TheSassyBlogger About: A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas.Pitaya usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while pitahaya or dragon fruit refers to fruit of the genus Selenicereus (formerly Hylocereus), both in the family Cactaceae. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia, India, United States, the Caribbean, Australia, Mesoamerica and throughout tropical and subtropical world regions.

2. Jackfruit Scientific Name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Country with highest Production: India TheSassyBlogger About: The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family (Moraceae). Its origin is in the region between the Western Ghats of southern India and the rainforests of Malaysia.

1. Durian Scientific Name: Durio Country with highest Production: Thailand TheSassyBlogger About: The durian is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. There are 30 recognised Durio species, at least nine of which produce edible fruit, with over 300 named varieties in Thailand and 100 in Malaysia, as of 1987. Durio zibethinus is the only species available in the international market. It is native to Borneo and Sumatra.

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