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June 25th, 2013

Thanh Long (Green Dragon) is the name of a newly cultivated fruit in Viet Nam. The fruit weighs from 200 to 500 grams, and has pink or dark-red colour. The ripe fruit looks like the kohlrabi cabbage and has an oval shape. When ripe, the fruit peels as easily as a banana. Its pulp is white and...

June 25th, 2013

A native of the tropical regions in Central America, the guava was introduced to South-East Asia around the 17th century. The guava fruit could either be round or pear-shaped, with thin dark green skin that turns yellowish green as the fruit ripens.

June 25th, 2013

A common urban tree in Hanoi bears a simple, yet popular fruit both to locals and tourists. The fruit, called, quả sấu, sour in taste and is known to create delightful soup recipes and beverages. Among a common favorite by locals is a drink made from the fruit combined with jasmine water. This...

June 25th, 2013

Originally from Central America, Sapodilla was introduced to Vietnam for a long time now. However, it was only during the recent decades that this fruit was widely planted and cultivated in the country.

June 25th, 2013

Pomelo (or Chinese grapefruit) is a member of the citrus family and is a native to Southeast Asia. The largest known citrus fruit, it appears like a big grapefruit but has a sweeter taste to it and is much less bitter.

June 25th, 2013

A fruit that grows in the country throughout the year, the papaya, like most fruits, appears green when young but turns amber or orange as it ripens.

June 25th, 2013

Because of the suitable climate owing from its geographic origin, the best mangosteens are grown in Southeast Asian regions. A known tropical fruit, it takes a great deal to successfully grow a Mangosteen tree in western countries.

June 25th, 2013

There are two kinds of custard apples grown in Viet Nam, a firm variety and the other one, soft. Custard apples could vary in shape regardless of its variety, and its fruit could be round, oval shaped or irregular. The fruit has a green peel which is rough to the touch, enclosing white milky pulps...