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8 Amazing Thai Fruits You Have To Try

Thanks to its tropical environment and rich soil, Thailand boasts some of the world’s most delicious fruits. Besides, buying freshly cut fruit at the market is one of the best things you can do in Thailand. Check out our list of the most amazing Thai fruits!

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8 Amazing Thai Fruits You Must Try

thai dragon fruit

This Thai fruit, often called pitaya, comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species undatus. The most common variety is the one with white flesh. Purple and yellow dragon fruit are rare, but they are delicious!

Dragon fruit season: April to October

Thai name: Gao Man Gone

snake fruit

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Thai salak or snake fruit is native to Indonesia but is also grown in Thailand. It looks scaly and tastes like pineapple, but more bitter. It is usually eaten raw with salt and sugar.

Snake fruit season: from early spring to late summer

Thai name: Salak, Sarah, and Larkham

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rose apple

rose apple
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Delicious rose apples are slightly crunchy and green and white inside. Their exteriors can also be entirely green, red, or a combination of both.

Rose Apple Season: from summer to early autumn

Thai name: Chomphoo

custard apple

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Also called sugar apple, this delicious fruit has a rough green skin that covers a sweet white pulp.It is mainly grown in Phetchabun, Nakhon and Ratchasima.

Custard Apple season: June to September

Thai name: Noinaa

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Wild mangosteen (cotton fruit)

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Santoor is an exotic tropical fruit used while still immature in the popular Thai papaya salad. It is also often used in jams. A very popular fruit in Thailand!

Wild Mangosteen Season: May to August

Thai name: Center

mango

floating fruit market
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Thailand has the best mangoes in the world. Best eaten with sticky rice and coconut milk. Hmmm!

Mango season: February to the end of July

Thai name: mamuang

litchi

lychee fruit
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Lychee is a sweet fruit similar to rambutan and longan. It tastes like a pear, but is juicier. The tree is native to China, but is found throughout Southeast Asia.

Lychee season: May to July

Thai name: lindsey

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Pomelo

Fruit and Vegetable Floating Market in Thailand
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Pomelo is definitely one of the tastiest tropical fruits. They have thick skin and can grow to the size of a football. The outer layer is green and the pulp is yellow to pink.

Pomelo season: Buntan is often eaten all year round, but the peak season is around October.

Thai name: Somo

Frequently Asked Questions

What fruits are commonly found in Thailand?

  • Dragon fruit
  • snake fruit
  • rose apple
  • custard apple
  • Center
  • mango
  • litchi
  • Pomelo
  • Dorian
  • mangosteen
  • pineapple
  • guava
  • rambutan

What is Thailand’s most famous fruit?

mango.

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