10 Desi Indian Apple Fruits You Should Know

India is one of the largest producer of all deciduous fruits such as apple and pear, peach and plum, Berry and cherry, mainly grown in the Indian States of Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Apple is the most popular sweet, edible fruit and India is 6th largest producer of apples in the world. Kotgarh of Himachal Pradesh is one of the largest producer of apples and known as the apple bowl of India.

Cashew Apple


The cashew tree produces cashew apple as well as cashew seeds, commonly used in Indian cuisine. Cashew apple fruit is attached to cashew nut and can be eaten fresh also used to make juice, alcoholic drink and jams.

Ice Apple

Palmyra palm

Ice apple fruit from toddy palm tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and can be eaten raw, boiled or roasted. The fruit tastes similar to coconut and palm tree is source of palm wine called Tadi in Hindi.

Wax Apple


Wax Jambu also known as wax apple is widely cultivated in the tropics and colors ranging from white, green, red or purple. The unique bell shaped fruits are frequently used in salads,also used to make pickles and native to Andaman Islands of India.

Ber Apple


Ber apple or apple ber is the new and hybrid variety of ber fruit in India, Which is bigger in the size of regular ber fruit or Indian jujube. Thai Jumbo ber is known as Apple ber in India and grown in Maharashtra and Ballari district of Karnataka.

Stone Apple


Aegle marmelos or stone apple commonly known as bael in India, native to the Indian subcontinent and sacred by Hindus. The fruit is eaten either fresh or used to make sharbat during summer season, leaves are considered sacred and play a main role in worship of Lord Shiva.

Wood Apple


Limonia acidissima common names include wood apple, very much similar in appearance to the Bael fruit from India. The fruit is used to make fruit juice in summer and one of the sacred tree found in India.

Elephant Apple


Dillenia indica is commonly known as elephant apple or Chalta in India, grown around the hill areas of West Bengal, Odisha and Assam and most favorite fruit of wild elephants.

Sugar Apple


Sugar apple is known as sitaphal in India and good source of vitamin C, vitamin B and very high in energy. The fruit from the Custard apple family also include cherimoya, Atemoya and custard apple

Custard Apple


Custard apple is known as Ramphal in India, The heart shaped brown or yellowish fruit pulp is sweet and pleasant both but less popular than Cherimoya and Sitaphal.

Pine Apple


Pineapple is one of the most important fruit of India, grown in North East regions of Nagaland, West Bengal, Tripura and also from Vazhakulam in Kerala. Vazhakulam pineapples are GI tagged products from Kerala and queen pineapple are the state fruit of Tripura.

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