Featured Twelve Favorite Fruits (at least today... ) ?

Discussion in 'Fruits, Nuts and Seeds' started by Mountain Cat, 13 Jul 2019 at 12:05 AM.

  1. Mountain Cat

    Mountain Cat Active Member

    Well, here I'm asking for a list of the twelve fruits respondents don't want to live without.

    Again, rather than ranking, I went alphabetical.

    • Apples (the tart-er the better)
    • Australian Finger Lime
    • Avocado
    • Blood Orange
    • Figs (fresh, only - NOT dried!)
    • Grapefruit
    • Lemons
    • Limes
    • Pears
    • Plums
    • Raspberries
    • Strawberries (the only fruit on this list I am fine with, dried)
    Absolute LEAST favorite of fruit I've tried: the date, fresh OR dried. I just look at the thing and feel instant diabetes!
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    My first thought is twelve is a lot. Woefully, I don't eat nearly enough fruit and if truth be told I probably go weeks (months?) on end without eating any. Its not that I dislike it - I just prefer vegetables and savoury tastes really. Perhaps I'm unusual? I have a hunch @Yorky might be a bit the same - but could be wrong.

    So I will have to think if there are any at all I can't live without...
  3. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb


    I generally eat what my wife buys. But not usually a lot of each.

    Grapes are great to eat during the night when you wake up with a mouth as dry as a chicken's cage. Rose apples are in the same category. Bananas I'll eat if they're not too sweet. Rambutans I'll eat a few as with lychees and mangosteens. A red dragon fruit is acceptable. If I could buy crab apples and gooseberries I'd be ecstatic.Grapefruit is one of my favourites but not available locally although pomelos are available in season. We do have a green skinned orange here which I like - it is very tart. My wife chopped up a honeydew yesterday and I ate half of it. I've never really fancied jackfruit.

    I cannot and would not go near durian!
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  4. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    Big on melons
    Carambola (Starfruit)
    Honey Bell Mango
    Most Berries.
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  5. Mountain Cat

    Mountain Cat Active Member

    WIth fruit, I really don't keep any of these around all the time (other than lemons and limes). I would love to have strawberries all the time and mine are actually bearing fruit right now - but off season, meh. So maybe I should have worded this as fruits I truly enjoy when I can even if I may not eat them every month...

    Being a savory rather than sweet person, I was surprised that I came up with as many, myself.
  6. Mountain Cat

    Mountain Cat Active Member

    I have no idea what a rambutan is.
    I have yet to try/smell durian, but I suspect I wouldn't be a fan, either!
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    I'm more into savory as well, but there are some dishes that must have fruit as a side.
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  8. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    They are not in season here at the moment. But these are they........

    rambutan 2 s.jpg
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  9. Mountain Cat

    Mountain Cat Active Member

    Cool! I assume the skin gets peeled off?
  10. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Yes. I assume that it would be very uncomfortable in your mouth if it wasn't.

    They have a similar taste to lychees and there's a seed/nut inside the flesh.
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  11. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I'd forgotten all about starfruit.

    When I lived in Malaysia it was provided by the hotel in their daily fruit dish. I'd not had it before and I loved the tartness. I ate the two pieces which were in the dish and left the other fruits. The next day there were three pieces in the dish and I ate all three. This went on until the dish was full of starfruit and virtually nothing else. I became really fed up with starfruit and asked the maid to stop serving it. I cannot buy it easily where I am now and I miss it.
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  12. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    There are many tropical fruits that grow well here. Leeches, longans, carambola, sapodilla, papaya, bananas, Barbados cherry and mangoes. Our winter strawberries are excellent. Of course we have citrus and avocados. Mulberries and coco plums also grow here.
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  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Tomatoes are my favourite, :D

    I do like a good perfumed melon - particularly with some good prosciutto or parma ham or the like. In fact, I think I prefer fruit with savoury things to eating it on its own.

    My list so far (no particular order):
    Rhubarb (not a fruit)
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  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    NSW, Australia
    1. Raspberries
    2. Strawberries
    3. Red currents
    4. White currants
    5. Cherries
    6. Rhubarb
    7. Blackberries
    8. Cloudberries
    9. Blueberries
    10. Lemons
    11. Plums
    12. Dates
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  15. Mountain Cat

    Mountain Cat Active Member

    Since tomatoes really are fruits, I'm tossing them into my list. BUT only seasonally...

    (I knew that, but they're sold in the veggie area here in the States.)

    Back in 2014 or 13, my then-local supermarket expanded its produce area, and suddenly rare fruits began to appear. Rare at least to my area of the world.

    I'd add in dragonfruit, to my list, too -- the other two in the photo didn't truly appeal to me.

    Kiwano, cherimoya, dragonfruit.
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