Vietnam has the characteristics of a tropical climate, good soil, and abundant water sources suitable for planting fruit trees. Below here is are ten tasty Vietnamese fruits.

1. Vietnamese Apples – Vú Sữa

Vietnam’s star apple has long been famous in the international fruit market. It also has another name, “Milk Apple,” which means the apple tastes like milk.

Vietnamese apple fruit contains many vitamins, fiber, and minerals that add vital energy to the body. Women who eat many fruits will have fresh, smooth skin because the star apple contains high antioxidants.

The Lo Ren milky breast is a famous brand of this fruit available at local markets in Vietnam and exported to international markets.

Vietnamese Fruits

2. Hoai Loc Sand Mango – Xoài Cát Hoài Lộc

Hoa Loc sand mango has been a famous fruit brand in the South of Vietnam for a long time. When eating mango sand Hoa Loc, people feel like sweet grains of sugary sand in the mouth. Besides, Vietnamese people often use unripe mango to make dishes, such as mixed rice paper.

Mango Cat Loc follows the driver and goes to the market of provinces and cities and is reaching out to the international market, serving some of the most demanding markets like the US and Japan.

Xoài Hoài Lộc

3. Yellow Rice Boat Longan – Quả Nhãn Xuồng

The yellow rice boat longan is the famous fruit specialty of Vung Tau city. The longan has yellow cowhide, thick, drained meat, crispy and sweet when ripe.

It is sweet and easy to eat, but it also contains many nutrients, protein, natural sugar, and minerals such as magnesium, iron, organic acids, and fiber, which are beneficial for the nervous system, digestion, vitamin C, B1, PP, and potassium. The yellow rice boat longan contains a lot of antioxidants and riboflavin to help prevent cataracts.

Vietnamese Fruits

4. Mangosteen Ben Tre – Măng Cụt Bến Tre

Mangosteen in Vietnamese is called “Mang Cut” this is a typical tree fruit plant only suitable for the natural conditions of the countries in the tropical monsoon climate.

In Vietnam, mangosteen grows best in the Southwestern provinces, especially in Ben Tre province. Thanks to that, Ben Tre Mangosteen is delicious and always welcomed by the market.

According to Oriental medicine, mangosteen is precious medicine. There are many medicines made from mangosteen. Mangosteen is used in the traditional medicine of some countries to treat diarrhea and heal wounds.

Mangosteen gardens are beautiful images often used to promote tourism. What’s more interesting is walking in the mangosteen gardens, picking the ripest fruits, and listening to the garden owner’s introduction about growing and caring for mangosteen. You will feel love more mangosteen.

Măng cụt Bến Tre

5. Durian – Trái Sầu Riêng

In Vietnam, durian is imported from Thailand and first planted in Tan Quy, Bien Hoa City areas then spread to Southern provinces and Central Highlands. But durian grows best in Vinh Long Province.

For many people who have never eaten and are not used to the smell of durian, it is uncomfortable and makes them feel nauseous. But if you have overcome your fears and tried it once, durian is an excellent Vietnamese fruit with a moderately sweet, powdery-like texture when eaten.

Durian is a unique fruit; the caloric value, carbohydrates, protein, lipids, and minerals are all very high compared to the other fruits.

Vietnamese Fruits

6. Dragon Fruit – Quả Thanh Long

In the 1990s, dragon fruit was grown by Binh Thuan farmers as an ornamental tree, not yet developed into a fruit tree as it is today. This is an excellent drought-resistant crop, suitable for climatic and soil conditions in Binh Thuan.

Dragon fruit is sweet, fresh, and contains lots of vitamins such as B1, B2, and B3 … It improves the digestive system, fights skin aging, and controls and prevents diabetes.

Although the famous is so delicious, the dragon fruit here still has not found the output, sometimes falling into the “get the season, devaluation.”

Thanh long Bình Thuận

7. Thanh Ha Lychee – Quả Vải Thanh Hà

Thanh Ha is a district of Hai Duong province. The land here is deposited by alluvial, so it is very fertile and favorable for agricultural and economic development.

This place is especially famous for lychee. Currently, lychee is propagated and grown in many other areas of Vietnam. But due to the geology and characteristics of the water, only the lychee tree grown in Thanh Ha is to bring the best litchi yield and quality.

Thanh Ha Lychee’s translucent white fleshy layer is thick and sweet, with a unique aroma and nothing the acrid taste like other types of lychee. In addition to the fresh lychee, you have many different options, such as dried litchi, jam, and even vinegar fermented from lychee.

Vải thiều Thanh HÃ

8. Nam Roi Pomelos – Bưởi Năm Roi

Vinh Long has a famous Nam Roi pomelo, harvested from August to December. The origin of pomelos: A man in Mai Dam village discovered Nam Roi pomelo; he accidentally picked it up in the river while sleeping on a boat in Tan Chau (today, Chau Doc District, An Giang province).

After picking it up and eating it, he realized that it had a great taste, both sour and sweet, so he took some seeds to plant in the village. Since then, this plant has grown and been widely propagated.

Nam Roi pomelo fruit is not too sour, harmonious between sweet, spicy, and spicy with chili salt. Although the fruit is not large, the area is thick, low seed, tasty, delicious, and sweet. You may not know, that in the traditional culture of Vietnam, pomelo is a vital fruit indispensable in the New Year’s five-fruit tray.

Vietnamese Fruits

9. Sapodilla Mac Bac

Sapodilla Mac Bac is a fruit specialty of Tien Giang province with thin, light brown, and fragrant shells, when ripe delightful, and delicious. Many Vietnamese people choose this fruit for dessert and refreshment.

Sapodilla has many nutrients and vitamins; it keeps your body healthy and reduces the risk of many diseases. It is one of the favorite fruits in Vietnam.

The Sapodilla Mac Bac contains many minerals such as iron, copper, potassium, and vitamins A and C that enhance the immune system and help hair and skin health.

Hồng xiêm Mặc Bắc

10. Lai Vung Pink Mandarin – Quả Quýt Hồng Lai Vung

Pink mandarin was grown in the Lai Vung district more than 100 years ago. Thanks to the climate, water, and suitable soil, pink tangerines always give more big, round, delicious fruits than tangerines grown in other areas.

Because the pink tangerine tree produces fruit once a year, Lai Vung Pink Mandarin is not enough to supply the market according to demand.

Vietnamese Fruits

When you come fruit garden to grow pink mandarin, you are free to choose the tangerines that you like best and enjoy them. These things create an attraction for tourists when going to this land.

11. Rambutan – Quả Chôm Chôm

Rambutan is a tropical fruit that is grown a lot in southern Vietnam when ripe rambutan has red skin and many soft spines. The soft and pale white flesh that envelops the seeds when eaten has a sweet and slightly sour taste.

Rambutan trees begin to bear fruit after 2-3 years of cultivation, the highest yield falls in 8-10 years. Rambutan season in Vietnam is usually from May to August.

Because fresh rambutan is easy to be crushed and has a short shelf life due to rapid dehydration. So rambutan should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius in a sealed bag.

Vietnamese people often use rambutan to eat on summer days or make smoothies. In addition, rambutan seeds are raw materials to make oil and soap; Rambutan trees and roots are used to make many medicines.

12. Rose Apple – Quả Mận

Rose apple is a tropical fruit commonly grown in the central and southern regions of Vietnam. So this fruit is shaped like a bell, it is also called bell fruit. Rose apple trees usually bear fruit around May and June and a tree can produce more than 700 fruits.

This fruit has spongy flesh, a sweet taste is succulent, and is very cool, depending on the variety, the fruit has many seeds or no seeds. Fruit color is very diverse from light pink, dark pink, and red to blue or milky white

Rose apple contains many vitamins and minerals that are good for the body. Besides, this fruit also works to strengthen immunity, support diabetes treatment, beautify skin and support weight loss.

Above is a list of the 12 Vietnamese fruit trees; if you can travel to Vietnam, I think you should try all of them.


Currently, I'm the founder and responsible for the content on Explore One Vietnam travel website. After many trips, I have accumulated a lot of experience in traveling to Vietnam, so I want to share these things with international tourists.

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