Top 20 Fruits Sold in the U.S.

What fruits are most commonly purchased by households in the United States?
Based on the percent of surveyed households who purchased in the last 12 months
Some people might consider the answer marked in green to be a vegetable
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Last updated: July 23, 2019
First submittedMay 18, 2019
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Fruit
73
Banana
69
Apple
62
Grape
62
Strawberry
56
Orange
54
Watermelon
48
Lemon
%
Fruit
45
Blueberry
42
Peach
42
Pineapple
39
Avocado
38
Cantaloupe
34
Cherry
33
Lime
%
Fruit
32
Pear
31
Raspberry
28
Blackberry
23
Plum
23
Mango
22
Honey Dew
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Level 68
Jul 22, 2019
I tried simply "melon" for the fruit. I didn't realize that the two listed varieties are different enough to not allow the common name for either of them.
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2019
Ever eaten them?
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2019
A honeydew is actually more like a cantaloupe.
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Level 57
Sep 30, 2019
cantaloupe and honey dew are types of melon
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2019
"Why does Cantaloupe think every time it gets invited to a party it can bring along its dumb friend Honeydew?" - Archer
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2019
Intelligence is knowing an avocado is (botanically) a fruit. Wisdom is not putting avocado in a fruit salad...or in this quiz.
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2019
In all seriousness, the USDA lists Avocados as vegetables and they are nutritionally closer to vegetables. Also, if including this, why not include tomatoes?
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2019
I didn't make the categories, I'm just reporting them.
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Level 46
Sep 29, 2019
Haha nice comment, if it weren't "borrowed" from a well-known saying about tomatoes. In the case of avocados, not so much. In fact, in Brazil they'll often take big scoops of avocado, sprinkle the stuff with lime to keep it from browning, then add sugar and serve it in a bowl with other stuff that basically makes it a milkshake of sorts. Down in South America they've basically come up with every possible way you can serve avocados. Here's a fascinating article I read on the subject: https://itinerariesoftaste.sanpellegrino.com/trip/avocado
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2019
Believe it or not, avocado and strawberries go really well together, like in a salad, or in a tasty salsa!
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Level 61
Sep 29, 2019
FR E SH A VOCA DO
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Level 38
Sep 29, 2019
What about tomatoes ? Aren't them botanically fruits as well ?
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Level 66
Oct 1, 2019
Yes they are (and so are avocadoes), but people come up with the most convoluted and nonsensical reasons to deny it just because they aren't sweet. Logic fail.
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Level 62
Jan 3, 2020
Yes. But botanically, many of our "vegetables" and all grains are fruit, as well. There's no point in going by the botanical definition because it gets us nowhere. The culinary definition works just fine.
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Level 31
Jul 22, 2019
This quiz made me hungry
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2019
Name checks out.
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2019
Interesting, only missed four and they all start with the letter "P". :-P
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Level 73
Jul 22, 2019
Please accept rockmelon for cantaloupe, check its usage on wiktionary it is common in Australia and New Zealand.
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2019
Okay
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2019
Surprised that grapefruit isn't more popular.
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2019
It was on the list in 2017 but not in 2018.
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2019
A lot o us "more senior" people have sadly given it up because of reported interactions with medications. Ahh, the golden years...
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2019
The drug interaction issue really is part of the reason for the downward trend in grapefruit sales! The others are, well, hurricanes, and also the decreased demand in Japan. (The Japanese have traditionally loved them some Florida grapefruit, but are losing interest because we’re not able to keep them reliably supplied.)
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2019
Kind of shocked by the list. I had assumed apples or oranges would be number one and while I know bananas are popular it's amazing a fruit that is 99% imported would be our number one fruit.
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Level 71
Aug 3, 2019
I'd say bananas' incredibly low prices are probably part of the reason it's so popular.
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Level 59
Sep 2, 2019
I got "grape" when trying to type "grapefruit". ;)
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Level 46
Sep 2, 2019
😎
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Level 77
Sep 16, 2019
No love for apricots in US???
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Level 46
Sep 29, 2019
We eat them, just not as often as the others.
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Level 60
Sep 29, 2019
I am honestly surprised honeydew barely made it on the list
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Level 18
Sep 29, 2019
Apricots and tangerines are not a thing in US?
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Level 42
Sep 29, 2019
they are they're just not as popular
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Level 46
Sep 29, 2019
I think tangerines may just be classified under oranges...but who knows?
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Level 80
Sep 29, 2019
If tangerines are under oranges then apricots might be under peaches. But I think the real answer is just that they're not as popular.
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Level 45
Sep 29, 2019
16. I got avocado, but I was thinking it would be like tomato or something. Thought figs were a bit more common. Got cantaloupe though.
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Level 77
Sep 29, 2019
TIL muskmelon is a species of fruit with multiple varieties. I got honeydew but didn't try cantaloupe after muskmelon didn't work. Now I know!
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Level 69
Sep 29, 2019
Perhaps accept "sweet melon" for Honey Dew? It's different from cantaloupe, and that's what they're called in most supermarkets I've seen.
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Level 36
Sep 29, 2019
I missed pineapple. I was surprised that kiwi didn't make the list.
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Level 64
Sep 30, 2019
Are those not shockingly low numbers across the board? Only 73% of people have bought a banana in the last year? Less than that for apples and nearly half the population didn't buy an orange? I'm clearly out of touch as I would have guessed more people would have purchased at least 15 of 20 than the number of people who didn't even buy a banana.
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Level 56
Sep 30, 2019
Tomatoes are fruits. Not sure where the quiz source gets its classification from, but tomatoes are most certainly NOT vegetables.
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2019
What, no rhubarb!. You Americans are really missing out!
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2020
Rhubarb is a vegetable.