Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of Part 5



The world is full bizarre and unique fruits. Familiar flavors you thought could never be mimicked are cleverly contained in a delicious fruit hanging right on the tree.

10. Ice cream bean
This large bean isn’t what you’re expecting. This doesn’t taste like grandma’s green beans this amazing fruit tastes like vanilla ice cream. The ice cream bean grows on incredibly fast growing tree. The tree will begin to start producing the ice cream bean within 3 years of germination.

9. Kelsey plum fruit – Green Plum
This heart shaped plum is a unique variety that is green. Originally a Japanese plum they are grown around the world where any normal variety of plum will grow. This plum tastes sweet, light and crisp with a slight amount of tart flavor near the peel.

8. Peruvian Apple Cactus Fruit
The Peruvian Apple cactus is a columnar cactus that slowly grows to a height of 49 feet or 15 meters. Now you’d probably expect these fruits to be native to Peru but they aren’t, they’re actually native to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

7. Summer Punch Pluot
Deep purple with glints of blue on the outside, deep purply red on the inside the summer punch pluot has to be one of the most delicious stone fruits in the world. This hybrid mix of an apricot and a plum is easily distinguished by its deep purple color with blue and white specs that almost looks like the night sky wrapped around a fruit.

6. Golden Kiwi
When it comes to taste this variety of kiwi is much sweeter with almost no tartness a green kiwi has. It’s very fruity, light and refreshing which goes well in a fruit salad. These kiwi’s are typically smaller than their fuzzy green counterparts. The golden kiwi tends to be softer and more fragile on the inside. Kiwi’s originated in China but have become popular through the commercialization of them in New Zealand. Russell Lowe naturally bred the golden kiwi variety from a single seedling and has since patented this plant.

5. Green Mango
This mango may look like an unripe mango but it actually never changes color. For this reason it’s more difficult to figure out when it is ready to eat. These mangos will still soften and wrinkle like a normal mango so just look for those signs as well as black spots to see if it’s ripe.

4. Che
This weird fruit is also known as Chinese Che, Chinese Mulberry, Cudrang, Mandarin Melon Berry and Silkworm Thorn. The Che tree is native to eastern Asia but became popular in Japan and eventually moving over to England and Europe around the 1870s then the United States around 1930. The leaves of Che tree serve as a backup source of food for the silkworm, when the leaves of the mulberry tree are not available.

3. Egg Fruit
This fruit that grows to the size of your entire hand is also known as canistel, yellow sapote and Vietnam avocado. The tree that grows this unique fruit reaches 33 feet or 10 meter tree in size.
The egg fruit will be very hard when it’s unripe but once it starts to ripen it’ll get soft quickly.

2. Surinam cherry
This highly adaptable member of the Eugenia species of fruit, the surinam cherry is very distinctive with it’s red / orange coloring and unique bulbous ridges. This unique little fruit grows on a tree or shrub that reaches up to 25 feet or 7.5 meters tall.

1. Peanut Butter Fruit
An uncommon and unique fruit for sure, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia call this fruit home. This upright growing plant, produces multiple yellow flowers that’ll turn into the peanut butter fruit. Each flower has 2 fruit that will grow from it. The tree itself grows to a height of 5 – 15 feet or 3 – 5 meters. The fruit is very soft making them not ideal for commercial production. Peanut butter fruit tastes like peanuts with a woody earthy flavor also with mild sweetness to it. The texture of the fully ripened fruit is smooth like peanut butter except the 1 to 2 seeds that are inside. These small oval shaped fruits are the size of a small plum. . The peanut butter fruit is good for the heart, it helps reduce cholesterol levels and supports proper nerve function in the body. So if you have an allergy to peanuts but want to enjoy that taste this is the fruit for you!

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Inga edulis - flower, leaves, seedpod
꾸지뽕 나무 (Maclura tricuspidata)
Surinam Cherry

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