With a tropical climate, good soil, abundant water sources, Vietnam is famous for many delicious fruits, including many fruits that bring enormous economic benefits. Vietnamese fruits not only serve the needs of enjoying people in all parts of the country, but they are also valuable export items. Let’s explore the list of most famous fruits in Vietnam.
- 01. Star Apples in Lo Ren-Vinh Kim
- 02. Mango Hoa Loc
- 03. Yellow-pulp Longan (Nhãn xuồng cơm vàng)
- 04. Cho Lach Mangosteen
- 05. Durian Ri6
- 06. Binh Thuan Dragon Fruit
- 07. Thanh Ha Lychee
- 08. Nam Roi Pomelo
- 09. Mac Bac Sapodilla
- 10. Lai Vung Tangerine
- 11. Doan Hung Pomelo
- 12. Lang Son Custard Apple
- 13. Tam Hoa Plum
- 14. Sa Pa Peach
- 15. Hung Yen longan
- 16. Cao Phong Orange
- 17. Ham Yen Orange
- 18. Ninh Thuận Grapes
01. Star Apples in Lo Ren-Vinh Kim
Star Apples in Lo Ren-Vinh Kim has long been famous in the Vietnamese fruit consumption market. Star apple trees in this area are with high yield, white fruits, thin skin, small seeds, thick pulp, lovely and aromatic. In commercial transactions, this fruit is called Milk Apple, which means milk-flavored apples.
Star Apple is a fruit that contains many vitamins, fiber, minerals that provide vital energy for the body. Women who eat a lot of these fruits will have youthful, smooth skin because it contains high antioxidants. This fruit is very delicious, nutritious, so many people love it. Star Apple in Lo Ren Vinh Kim is not only available in Vietnam’s fruit market but also exported to international markets.
02. Mango Hoa Loc
Hoai Loc mango is a delicious fruit of the Mekong Delta favored by attractive colors, vibrant flavors. The fruit has a considerable weight of 350 – 450gram, when ripe, light yellow, fresh fruit flesh, sweet. This mango originated from Hoa Loc commune, Giao Duc district of Dinh Tuong province, but today belongs to Hoa Hung commune, Cai Be district, Tien Giang.
Hoai Loc mango has its best flavor when it is ripe with smooth meat, less fiber. Hoai Loc mangoes follow traders to all markets in the provinces and cities. They are also reaching out to the international market, serving some of the most fastidious markets like the US and Japan.
03. Yellow-pulp Longan (Nhãn xuồng cơm vàng)
The Yellow-pulp Longan is famous in Ca Mau. In general, longan price varies from 65 to 100 thousand VND, which is profitable to the household here.
Ca Mau is close to the sea, so the wind is extreme. When the trees start to produce fruit, they use the net to cover to avoid the clumps that collide with each other, break and drop. Moreover, the net is to prevent birds, and bats come to eat fruit when it’s ripe. This type of longan has a dark brown color, small seeds, thick pulp once it is ripe. Currently, this crop is being hybridized to scale up production.
Cho Lach mangosteen, a specialty of the Ben Tre river area, has long been known to many people. Cho Lach district is the place where there are up to 1,200 hectares of mangosteen. This type of fruit is easy to grow with disease-free, and importantly the farmers do not have to take much care, and they’re even able to plant other crops intercropping.
Mangosteen fruit in Cho Lach is big, contains many citruses but very few seeds which have a sweet, creamy taste. Cho Lach mangosteen is very rare, so the price is often very high, varies from 70-80 thousand VND per 1kg.
05. Durian Ri6
In Vietnam, durian was imported from Thailand and first grown in Tan Quy, Bien Hoa then spread to the southern provinces and the Central Highlands. But the best durian is grown in Vinh Long commune, the Mekong Delta. For many people who have never eaten or are not used to it, the smell is “awful” as scary as its robust appearance. But for those who are familiar, durian has an exceptional flavor, moderate sweetness, flour-like butter.
The durian Ri6 was named to remember Mr. Sau Ri, who has the credit with the breeding of this durian. Ri 6 durian is a unique fruit, which the value of calories, the ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals are very high compared to the other fruit. This durian fruit weighs from 3 to 5 kg which its citruses are eye-catching yellow.
06. Binh Thuan Dragon Fruit
In the 1990s, dragon fruits were planted by Binh Thuan farmers as ornamental plants and have not developed into fruit trees as today. This tree is a drought-resistant, not soil picky, suitable for climatic conditions and soil in Binh Thuan.
Dragon fruit is sweet, refreshing, contains a lot of vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, etc. It works to improve the digestive system, fight skin aging, control, and prevent diabetes. Despite being famous for its deliciousness, the dragon fruit here has not yet been able to find the output, sometimes falling into the scene of “good harvest gain low price.”
07. Thanh Ha Lychee
Referring to lychee, people often remember Luc Ngan, Bac Giang; however, in Thanh Ha, Hai Duong, the quality of lychee is equally good. The surrounding Thanh Ha land, there are two large rivers, the Red River and the Thai Binh River. The right conditions, which consist of loose soil, richness in nutrients, and abundant water sources, are suitable for lychee development with high productivity.
Thanh Ha Lychee has a thin cover, thick white pulp, and small seed. The first lychee tree is now belonging to Mr. Hoang Van Thu, the grandson of Mr. Thanh, who brought the lychee to Thanh Ha for breeding. The lychee has been the pride of Thanh Ha land, bringing the primary source of income for people here.
08. Nam Roi Pomelo
Vinh Long has the famous Nam Roi pomelo, which the harvest season is in August and December of the lunar calendar. An elder named Bui Van Tuoc was the first person to plant Nam Roi pomelo. In 1996, there was a contest of delicious fruits, Mr. Tuoc brought this pomelo to the game and suddenly received results. Since then, this plant has grown and propagated widely.
Nam Roi Pomelo branded to all over Vietnam’s and the international market to promote Vinh Long specialties. Nam Roi pomelo is not too sour, harmonizing the sweetness. It is perfect for dipping in chili salt. The Nam Roi pomelo is not quite big; however, its citruses are thick and very delicious.
09. Mac Bac Sapodilla
Chau Thanh District locates on the bank of the Tien River. Therefore, this land is suitable for growing fruit trees because of its abundant amount of alluvium and good soil. One of the fruit specialties of this region is sapodilla. Hong Xiem Mac Bac has the advantage of having the fruit almost all year round so that there is no situation of shortage in the market. The process of taking care of this tree is quite simple, not too difficult and laborious.
Mac Bac sapodilla is a high yielding fruit, with a yearly profit of up to 300 million per hectare. This type of sapodilla gives big fruit, beautiful layout, sweet pulp, and small seeds.
10. Lai Vung Tangerine
Lai Vung pink tangerines of Dong Thap, which has a thin peel and juicy pulp, has created a famous brand. The best harvest season is on the occasion of the New Year, each bunch of tangerines swaying with the sun and wind, mixed with the yellow of the new sunny season.
Like other fruit of citrus family, Tangerine has much nutritional value. The tree produces fruit with high yield after only two years after planting. Nothing could be better than enjoying the fruit at the garden, spoiled for choice among the most delicious and juicy fruits. This is one of the outstanding experiences for tourists when coming to this land.
11. Doan Hung Pomelo
Doan Hung Pomelo is a specialty fruit of Phu Tho, famous all over North Vietnam, as well as Bo Ha with oranges, Hung Yen with longan, Xuan Dinh with sapodilla, Lang village with basil.
Doan Hung pomelo has 2 of the best grapefruit varieties: Bang Luan and Suu Chi Dam grapefruit:
- Bang Luan Pomelo 200 to 300 years ago is the most abundant variety in Doan Hung, the most grown in Bang Luan and Que Lam communes are of uniformly good quality. Bang Luan pomelo has small leaves and size. When ripe, it is straw yellow, white flesh color, thick fruit shaft, easy to separate the citrus, soft succulent cloves have greenish-white color, dark sweet, aromatic taste.
- Suu Chi Dam pomelo grows appropriately on Lo and Chay River alluvial soils. This pomelo variety was produced by the people of Chi Dam commune from a delicious pomelo tree of an old farmer named Suu over 200 years ago. Since then, his name has been given to the pomelo. The Suu pomelos after five years of planting have good quality fruit; the 15-year-old tree has a yield of 100-150 fruits, preserved after 5-6 months of fruit keeping excellent quality.
Perhaps the soul for this type of pomelo is its smell. The fragrant aroma is hard to describe. When Tet and spring come, on the ancestral altar of a family in the North, there is always Doan Hung pomelo as the distinctive flavor will make the family atmosphere cozier.
12. Lang Son Custard Apple
Come to Chi Lang around the end of May in the lunar month, everywhere you hear people mention Chi Lang Custard Apple. Notably, between Lunar July and August, Custard Apple is in the ripe season. A group of locals will pick custard apple in the mountains, then bring to the ground via the pulley system for sale at the market along Highway 1A.
Custard Apple is a famous kind of delicious that only gourmets know because this specialty is not much, only in Chi Lang district gives the best flavor. Custard Apple Chi Lang is famous for its aroma, large size, sweetness thanks to the quality of the soil, and typical climate. Custard Apple fruits began to be planted in the 1960s on limestone mountains. Now, Chi Lang district is promoting the planting of clean Custard Appleareas meeting VietGap and GlobalGap standards.
The market sometimes gathers unexpecting Custard Apples that weigh from 600 grams to 1 kg. The fruits at these weights are rare, so you have to be lucky to see them firsthand. The reputation of Chi Lang Custard Apple makes merchants from all over the country flock to collect. It is exported to provinces in Vietnam and China, in which the Chinese market consumes up to 80% of production.
13. Tam Hoa Plum
Mother Nature is great. Not only does she offer Sapa a series of beautiful landscapes that captivate people, with the cool climate all year round but also the suitable soil for growing many different types of fruit trees and tam hoa plum is one of them. This is also the kind of fruit that tourists love and choose to buy as gifts for friends and relatives.
Indeed, with the conditions that can not be more wonderful, Sapa has a variety of different plums such as Tam Hoa plums, Ta Van plums, red plums, Ta Ly plums, yellow plums, etc. However, among all types of plums, as mentioned earlier, Tam Hoa Plum is the most delicious one.
Compared to Chinese plums, tam hoa plum is not as big, beautiful, and sweet. However, it has the unmistakable style of the Northwest mountainous region. When eating, plums are often sweet and slightly sour, slightly acrid, a little grainy but succulent. In particular, visitors will not have to worry about health safety, because indigenous people do not use growth stimulants to take care of.
In addition to Sapa, plums are also grown in Bac Ha, a highland district, located in the northeast of Lao Cai province. Like the foggy town, this land has many favorable conditions for this crop to grow, such as a cold fresh climate, beautiful natural landscapes.
14. Sa Pa Peach
Sapa grows a lot of peaches. Every home has a few trees around it. Especially in every house of H’mong, Dao, and Tày people in Sapa, peaches are blooming around the house during the Tet holiday. Even though their family is poor, they are still happy to enjoy the Tet holiday.
Sapa peaches are a bit small, crunchy and sweet, and fragrant and a bit sour. When you bite a piece of Sapa mountain specialties, you will feel more clearly the unique taste. The feeling of eating fresh, delicious, clean food made you remember forever, just want to pick up the whole garden to eat gradually.
In the summer, visitors come here not only to see the white plum blossoms but also to enjoy the fresh Sapa peaches. Lost in the beautiful ripe red peach garden immersed in the mist, it seems like hiding from a fairyland. When ripen, peaches are covered with a thin layer of marbled feathers mixed with blood-stained black spots. Peach is also a distinctive fruit of Sapa, which is grown much by black H’ mong on the slopes, growing fruitfully in cold environments. Sapa peaches are only the size of a cup, but when ripe, crispy, sweet, and sour, the succulent is unmistakable.
15. Hung Yen longan
there is an ancient longan tree in Hien Pagoda, the people in the area called the ancestral longan tree, which is the feature of the locality. There is ancient folklore mentioned that a bureaucrat who passed by this tree in the right time of harvest. He tried to taste the longan and its aroma, sweetness made him fascinating. Knowing this was a precious product, he immediately took to the king. Since then, Hung yen longan became the item to advance the King.
Longan starts flowering in the spring, the days with both drizzle and cold. If on the occasion of warm sunshine, the scent will radiate a refreshing aroma that makes people ecstatic. Although today there are many places growing longan, including localities with the same climatic conditions and soil conditions, only Hung Yen longan can have a significant and delicious flavor that no other area has. Perhaps Hung Yen is luckier because the rare sweetness and value of the longan trees have become a gift that nature offers for this land.
16. Cao Phong Orange
As its name, Cao Phong orange originated from the Cao Phong district of Hoa Binh province. It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the largest orange growing areas of the North. This place is famous for many famous oranges such as Canh orange, Xa Doai orange, Red-orange, and so on. When coming to this beautiful land, you must buy a few pounds of Cao Phong oranges as a gift once.
Cao Phong Orange usually harvests in early November every year until Tet. The timing of the primary season is probably the busiest time of the year for the Cao Phong District. Going along the main road, you will see full of orange orchids.
17. Ham Yen Orange
Crockery oranges is a famous fruit grown in Ham Yen district, Tuyen Quang province, and earliest in Phu Luu commune. Orange here has its unique flavor, absorbing the quintessence of earth, wind, sunshine, and cooling water, so the sweetness is different from other regional oranges. According to the study, Ham Yen orange is a highly nutritious one, containing more than 10% of the sugar content, and a vitamin C content of 40 – 90 mg / 100 g of fresh oranges. Ham Yen orange has won the title of “Vietnam Agricultural Gold Brand 2015” and “Top 10 most famous and valuable fruits in Vietnam” (according to the Vegetable Research Institute). Among the top 100 fruits with high nutritional value for human health.
Orange harvest time is the most beautiful time of the year, the weather is favorable, people are excited about a bumper crop, so the tourists to visit the orange hills is increasing. Tourists come here not only to enjoy the delicious oranges in the garden, take beautiful photos for themselves but also experience extremely interesting memories.
18. Ninh Thuận Grapes
Famous grapes in Ninh Thuan are better than other grapes due to the arid nature of the land suitable for growing grapes. Ninh Thuan grapes have a slightly acidic sweet taste, thin skin, and seed. There are many different varieties, but mainly red grapes and green grapes. As one of the fruits with valuable nutrients, such as glucose, fructose, vitamins, and minerals which are easily absorbed to push the effect of increasing the body’s resistance.
In Ninh Thuan, the lush green vineyards along the sea have long had their very own brand of sunny and windy land. Ninh Thuan grapes are mainly 2 types of red and green grapes, thin and juicy skin. This grape capital offers a huge output every year, but if you have the opportunity to visit Ninh Thuan, you should also try the feeling of enjoying the sweet and sour grapes still on the branch.
Vietnam is wide and long, and each region has its specialties. In any season, if you have the opportunity to travel, please enjoy and buy as a meaningful gift for relatives, family, friends from the specialty fruits that Vietnam Travel suggested above!