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Most-Grown Fruits Worldwide

What the are most grown fruits in the world by weight?
Dear nitpicker: We are using fruit in the culinary sense, not the botanical sense
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad". Be wise.
For the year 2016 according to the FAO
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First submittedNovember 29, 2018
Last updatedNovember 30, 2018
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Tonnes
Fruit
117 mil
Watermelons
113 mil
Bananas
89.3 mil
Apples
77.4 mil
Grapes
73.2 mil
Oranges
46.5 mil
Mangos
32.8 mil
Tangerines
31.2 mil
Melons / Cantaloupes
Tonnes
Fruit
27.3 mil
Pears
25.8 mil
Pineapples
25.0 mil
Peaches
17.3 mil
Lemons / Limes
13.1 mil
Papayas
12.1 mil
Plums
9.12 mil
Strawberries
9.07 mil
Grapefruit
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level 76
Nov 29, 2018
I'm guessing that the weight per unit of some of these fruits contributes to some unexpected results? Like I was definitely expecting grapes or bananas to come out on top, but watermelons are heavier and probably denser.
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level 77
Jan 29, 2019
Watermelons are aptly named. 90% water by volume and quite heavy as a result.
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level 76
Nov 29, 2018
Reason that so many more people got Melons/Cantaloupes than Watermelons: They thought that guessing "melons" would have given credit for Watermelons.
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level ∞
Nov 29, 2018
What do other people think? Should watermelon be accepted when someone types melon?
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level 72
Nov 29, 2018
I'd vote Yes. In NZ, we tend to call watermelons "melons", and what you describe here as melons as "rockmelons" (any chance of including the latter as a type-in?)
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level 57
Nov 29, 2018
I agree, here in UK we'd expect melon to include all types.
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level 73
Nov 29, 2018
I vote no, melons are more closely related to cucumbers (same genus) than watermelons (only same family). To me they are clearly different fruits and many languages have unrelated names for the two. It's currently at 74% vs 71%, not a significant difference.
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level 82
Nov 29, 2018
I got melons and assumed that included watermelons. It's all melon to me.
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level 80
Nov 29, 2018
Yup, I didn't even think to try watermelon once melon had been accepted.
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2018
Okay, melon will work for both now.
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level 61
Feb 16, 2019
Is there a difference then, isn't it like putting apple and granny smith up there. They are both part of the same family right.
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level 70
Nov 29, 2018
The same thing happened to me.
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level 85
Nov 30, 2018
Yes, I guessed melon so didn't think to try watermelon as a separate answer because in the UK watermelons are referred to simply as melons - I agree melon should cover watermelon...
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level 75
Nov 30, 2018
In my experience as a native BrE speaker, I don't think this is true. I also did a quick search of the websites of two leading UK supermarkets and they both seem to make a clear distinction between "melon" and "watermelon".
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level 85
Nov 30, 2018
Yes, OK, maybe my comment was over-generalising and I don't speak for everyone in the UK but my experience in the northwest of England is that watermelons are referred to as melons (I will clarify again that not every single person in the northwest of England will do this). I am not saying people don't realise that melons and watermelons are different but it is just what they call them, presumably out of laziness (like all shortened forms of any word or phrase). For example, if my girlfriend was eating watermelon, I will know in my head that it is watermelon but I would say "can I have some melon please?" She wouldn't reply by saying I am not eating melon, I am eating watermelon, she would understand what I am referring to but refuse my request...
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level 65
Nov 30, 2018
Dear Quizmaster, we are not nitpickers. The problem is that people like you want to use the word 'fruit' in multible senses. We'd only like to know, which meaning you are using.
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level 79
Nov 30, 2018
To start with I don't understand what you are accusing the Quizmaster of saying, but for some reason, and it's probably just me, but anytime I hear the phrases: "people like you", "you people", or "those kind of people" I am automatically offended and rarely listen to anything else that the speaker has to say. Are you well enough acquainted with the Quizmaster to judge his/her intentions? I'm always amazed when a completely innocent comment or word is twisted to make it something more than it is. It is obvious from the correct answers that there is no implied slur, judgement, or condemnation intended. I seriously doubt that it would have crossed the mind of anyone here to put the word "fruit" into any other context until you unnecessarily raised the red flag of indignation. Also, I'm on this site too and I would appreciate it if you did not include me in your collective "we". If you have something to say speak for yourself. Thank you.
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level 83
Jan 15, 2019
Deaq Quizmaster, don't let Geografii fool you. We are still nitpickers.
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level 72
Dec 4, 2018
Tangerines are a crossbreed of oranges, no? Like nectarines are a mixed up peach.
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level 62
Dec 5, 2018
Level 51!
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level 28
Jan 29, 2019
Watermelon is not a fruit. It belongs to the squash family therefore making it a vegetable
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level 63
Jan 29, 2019
But it's sweet and a plant. That makes it a fruit.
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level 73
Jan 29, 2019
So sugar cane is a fruit?
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level 63
Jan 29, 2019
Oh, I should have specified: It's a plant *that is eaten* and it's sweet. Thanks for the comment.
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level 31
Jan 29, 2019
Sugar cane is definitely eaten! But - that's besides the point. Watermelon *is* a fruit, both technically and for culinary purposes. Squash is a fruit but not a culinary fruit. Rhubarb is an example of a true vegetable which is used like a fruit for culinary purposes.
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level 53
Jan 29, 2019
Did you not read the instructions? Think before you speak.
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level 61
Jan 29, 2019
I would put in a caveat about coconuts so we don't start a fight here xD
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level 61
Feb 16, 2019
*throws a coconut*
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level 46
Jan 29, 2019
Clementines are NOT the same as tangerines. If tangerines and clementines are in the same category, make it "Clementines/Tangerines".
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level 76
Jan 29, 2019
Did tomatoes appear on an earlier version of this quiz or were you just being tricksy, QM, and placing red herrings in the caveats?
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level 60
Jan 29, 2019
Tomato is a fruit
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level 63
Jan 29, 2019
not in the culinary sense. read the instructions.
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level 72
Jan 29, 2019
My guess would be that eating a banana while taking this quiz should have given me a clue for one of the answers. It did not.
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level 63
Jan 29, 2019
Mangoes*
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level 46
Jan 29, 2019
Got papayas, missed grapes.
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level 46
Jan 30, 2019
I got watermelon but not melon :/
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level 63
Jan 30, 2019
Move aside, and let the mango through! Let the mango through!
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level 60
Feb 5, 2019
Pawpaw should be accepted for papaya
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level 61
Feb 16, 2019
Isn't that a word people use for grandad? Haha
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level 61
Jul 3, 2019
Only missed plums. I was busy trying different types of berries.