15 Oct2007

I know a lot of you live outside Philippine borders, in 100+ different countries and hundreds of cities across the globe. But assume for a moment you are home, or have access to the fruits that were/are available in the Philippines, what would be your top 5 fruits (same question for all of you who do live here)? I am trying to figure out if my choices are the same as most of my readers, as well as come up with a list of the ten most desired fruits. Ideally, the fruits you mention should be grown here rather than imported for the most part (hence, oranges would mean dalandan or satsumas, not valencias or blood oranges). My list would probably include carabao mangoes, pomelos, mangosteen, kalamansi at the top, but the next few it gets dicey, maybe (saba) bananas, chicos, lansones, duhat, santol, dalandan, dayap, coconuts, etc. If you can’t recall all the fruits, here is a link to the Marketmanila Philippine Fruit Index that summarizes many of the fruit posts on this blog. Once I get a feel for the super popular choices, I may run a poll to see which ones you really rate very high… Thanks!!!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Lei says:

    1. green mangoes
    2. mangosteen
    3. ripe mangoes
    4. lansones
    5. strawberries grown in Baguio

    Oct 15, 2007 | 4:42 pm

     
  2. ratacutie says:

    1. Ripe Mangoes from Zambales or Guimaras
    2. Banana (latundan and saba only)
    3. Strawberries (Baguio)
    4. Buko
    5. Pineapple

    Oct 15, 2007 | 4:53 pm

     
  3. mikelinparis says:

    am hungry for these as can’t find them anywhere in europe so far:

    sweet lanzones, fresh coconut, sineguelas from antipolo, santol. the atis aka cheremoya you get here are fantastic…large, fleshy and almost seedless!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 4:58 pm

     
  4. Em Dy says:

    Top of my list is lanzones. When I see some being sold and they taste good, I can’t resist buying.

    I love mangoes, bananas and chico too but can resist buying them.

    What I don’t like: chesa, siniguelas and duhat

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:09 pm

     
  5. Dea says:

    5. calamansi
    4. chico
    3. green mango
    2. pomelo
    1. ripe mango

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:09 pm

     
  6. tekamy says:

    I got simple taste in fruits:

    1. green mango (the super sour ones!)
    2. duhat
    3. buko
    4. strawberries
    5. pineapple

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:17 pm

     
  7. titashi says:

    1. hinog na mangga
    2. pakwan
    3. pinya
    4. rambutan
    5. banana

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:29 pm

     
  8. jo says:

    1. Mangga hinog o hilaw
    2. Langka hinog o pang gulay
    3. Pinya
    4. Saging
    5. Lansones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:37 pm

     
  9. bernadette says:

    1. ripe mangoes from Zambales, Mindanao and Mindoro
    2. macopa
    3. balimbing
    4. atis
    5. lanzones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:41 pm

     
  10. trisha says:

    1. ripe mangoes
    2. bananas
    3. atis / langka
    4. melon
    5. chico

    Oct 15, 2007 | 5:51 pm

     
  11. Epi says:

    Davao is Fruit heaven and during harvest season I have my fill of:
    1. Pomelo (senorita, reddish pink and very juicy)
    2. Durian (native, sticky, bitter and smelly)
    3. Mangosteen
    4. Carabao Mango
    5. Lanzones (duko)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:01 pm

     
  12. Raneli says:

    1. Mango – green or yellow. Philippine variety is the best
    2. Calamansi
    3. Pomelo
    4. Banana – saba and senyorita
    5. Pineapples from Bukidnon

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:13 pm

     
  13. Fred says:

    1. Mango
    2. Marang
    3. Lanzones
    4. Mangosteen
    5. Atis

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:13 pm

     
  14. Grace Garcia says:

    1. mangosteen
    2. ripe and green mangoes
    3. calamansi
    4. guyabano
    5. chico

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:25 pm

     
  15. eustressor says:

    1. green and ripe mangoes
    2. pomelo
    3. caimito
    4. mangosteen
    5. lansones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:35 pm

     
  16. nina says:

    1. Green and ripe mangoes
    2. Lanzones
    3. Chico
    4. Davao Pomelo
    5. Calamansi

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:40 pm

     
  17. nunosapunso says:

    1. mangoes (green and yellow)
    2. marang
    3. rambutan
    4. pomelo
    5. santol

    Oct 15, 2007 | 6:52 pm

     
  18. noemi Dado says:

    mine are

    1. Pineapple
    2. Ripe Mango
    3. Lansones
    4. Pomelo
    5. Dragon Fruit

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:03 pm

     
  19. Adam says:

    1. Calamansi
    2. Strawberries
    3. Mangoes
    4. Melons
    5. Rambutan

    (Wouldn’t it be great if it were possible to develop a commercial production of cherries here…?!)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:11 pm

     
  20. mardie says:

    1) ripe guadalupe mangoes
    2) our own backyard-grown avocados
    3) langka
    4) lansones
    5) marang

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:20 pm

     
  21. nads says:

    1. mangosteen
    2. santol
    3. ripe mangoes
    4. lakatan bananas
    5. pomelo

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:24 pm

     
  22. anne says:

    durian
    mangosteen
    green mango
    guapple
    rambutan

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:24 pm

     
  23. blue says:

    mangoes
    watermelon
    strawberries
    kaimito
    banana

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:31 pm

     
  24. misao says:

    mangoes
    mangosteen
    avocado
    lanzones
    satsuma

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:37 pm

     
  25. Nikita says:

    5. bananas
    4. jackfruit
    3. pineapple
    2. pomelo
    1. ripe mangoes

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:39 pm

     
  26. Apicio says:

    mango, kalabao followed by piko
    chico
    suhang sungsong
    atis
    papaya, ripe or halfway ripe

    I actually have a different set of favorites for every moment of the year.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:43 pm

     
  27. nette says:

    strawberries from baguio
    rambutan
    mangosteen
    guyabano
    chico

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:47 pm

     
  28. Rowena says:

    Mango (ripe)
    Watermelon
    Langka
    Lanzones
    Papaya

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:48 pm

     
  29. sue says:

    green Mangoes
    Langka
    Kalamansi
    Chico
    Lansones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:59 pm

     
  30. kulasa says:

    1. Mango (ripe)
    2. Strawberries
    2. Watermelon
    3. Melon
    4. Lanzones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:21 pm

     
  31. franzannek says:

    Lansones even at $6.00 a lb. here in Vancouver.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:24 pm

     
  32. ceres says:

    papaya, buko, ripe mangoes, guyabano,lanzones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:27 pm

     
  33. acapulco says:

    1.duhat
    2.santol
    3.mangosteen
    4.indian mango
    5.lanzones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:39 pm

     
  34. F1foodie says:

    1. mango
    2. atis
    3. lanzones
    4. santol
    5. buko

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:50 pm

     
  35. shane says:

    1.pomelo
    2.lanka
    3.indian/carabao mangoes
    4.siniguelas
    5.lanzones/mangosteen/santol
    Can’t decide between lanzones/mangosteen/santol for the 5th spot–they all fall under the category of sweetish but tart

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:50 pm

     
  36. linda says:

    ripe mangoes,caimito,buko,rambutan,jackfruit

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:59 pm

     
  37. chick says:

    my top 5 would be:
    – pineapple
    – saba
    – pomelo
    – papaya
    – buko

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:10 pm

     
  38. Ruth says:

    1.Macopa
    2.Tamarind
    3.Lanzones
    4.Buko
    5.Chico

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:11 pm

     
  39. Catalina says:

    1. mango (ripe, carabao)
    2. atis
    3. marang
    4. chico
    5. lanzones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:16 pm

     
  40. eej says:

    1. Mangoes
    2. Rambutan
    3. Durian
    4. Lanzones
    5. Bananas

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:20 pm

     
  41. Cookie says:

    1. Mangosteen
    2. Rambutan
    3. Guimaras Mango
    4. Lanzones
    5. Suha

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:23 pm

     
  42. Ebba Myra says:

    cheremoya is actually not an atis, taste different to, but yeah that is what is available here in Texas. Anyway, my faves are:
    1. Atis
    2. Lansones
    3. Langka
    4. Green and yellow mango
    5. Fresh, fresh guyabano

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:26 pm

     
  43. millet says:

    hello epi! good to find another taga-davao here. mine would be:
    1. mangosteen
    2. durian
    3. ripe carabao mangoes
    4. lanzones-the native variety (for some reason, i don’t like the duko and longkong varieties)
    5. atis
    (pwedeng 10? i also like guyabano, chico, rambutan, marang and the chupadera mangoes (the small ripe ones)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:27 pm

     
  44. yella says:

    1. lanzones
    2. siniguelas
    3. suha
    4. mango
    5. tie: mangosteen and atis

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:28 pm

     
  45. mangaranon says:

    1. Mangosteen
    2. Pomelo
    3. Lychees
    4. Chico
    5. Lanzones

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:31 pm

     
  46. NYCMama says:

    1) Philippine mangoes
    2) Lansones
    3) Langka
    4) Atis
    5) Kaimito

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:34 pm

     
  47. husbandofnang says:

    1. ripe mangoes (indian or carabao)
    2. lanzones
    3. chico
    4. papaya
    5. banana (latundan, senorita, or saba)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:37 pm

     
  48. suzette says:

    hi mm.i already told you what my top three favorite tropical fruits (as if you remember :)… anyway, here’s my top 5:
    1. honey dew melons
    2.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:38 pm

     
  49. brenda says:

    1. lansones
    2. green and ripe mango
    3. kalamansi
    4. melon
    5. pineapple

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:39 pm

     
  50. suzette says:

    2. mangosteen
    3. pomelo
    4. papaya
    5.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:40 pm

     
  51. suzette says:

    5. watermelon
    ooops! i’m having trouble with my computer keys :)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:41 pm

     
  52. Epi says:

    Hello there Dear Millet

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:58 pm

     
  53. elaine says:

    My top faves:
    1. LANSONES
    2. Rambutan
    3. Mangosteen

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:13 pm

     
  54. Dennis says:

    1. Philippine Mangoes – Zambales or Guimaras
    2. Formosa Pineapples from Camarines Norte
    3. Langka
    4. Pakwan
    5. Melon

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:13 pm

     
  55. ddac says:

    1. Marang
    2. Mango
    3. Lanzones
    4. Rambutan
    5. Banana ( cardaba and latundan varieties )

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:16 pm

     
  56. flip4ever says:

    1. Mangoes (all types — kalabaw, piko, paho…)
    2. Atis
    3. Chico
    4. Santol
    5. Bananas (lakatan, latundan, saba)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:43 pm

     
  57. peterb says:

    1 mangoes
    2 papaya
    3 melons
    4 avocado
    5 jackfruit

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:43 pm

     
  58. john paul sarabia says:

    1.pineapple- my fave
    2.mangoes
    3.chico
    4.melon
    5.papaya

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:45 pm

     
  59. shalimar says:

    whats marang…

    1) manga
    2)santol
    3)mangosteen
    4)langgka
    5)papaya

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:55 pm

     
  60. betty mahmoudy says:

    1. Mangoes from Zambales
    2. Mangosteen
    3. Kalamansi
    4. Lanzones from Laguna
    5. Langka

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:15 pm

     
  61. Silly Lolo says:

    Mango, atis, buko, papaya, on top of a cake from Marta!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:35 pm

     
  62. Babette says:

    1. Mango
    2. Star apple
    3. Marang
    4. Lakatan saguing
    5. Chico

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:47 pm

     
  63. Bubut says:

    1. mangosteen
    2. green and yellow mango
    3. lanzones
    4. banana
    5. grapes

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:50 pm

     
  64. Mel says:

    suha and manga

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:06 am

     
  65. noemi says:

    lanzones
    siniguelas
    santol
    green mango
    cherry

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:11 am

     
  66. carol says:

    1. mango
    2. suha
    3. watermelon
    4. atis
    5. mangosteen

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:12 am

     
  67. Anna Banana says:

    1 star apple (kaimito)
    2 suha (pomelo)
    3 atis
    4 chico
    5 watermelon (pakwan)

    runners up would be avocado, mangosteen, pajo, sineguelas (really ripe) and kamias. funny never thought of calamansi and bananas as fruits. I know they are and i love both but bananas seemed to be a regular on our dining table so it was part of the meal, not fruit. Calamansi was used for cooking so often… does that make sense?

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:16 am

     
  68. dee says:

    not in any particular order

    indian mango (is it really indian, as in from india? hahaha) [super yummy with spicy ginisang alamang!!]
    uber ripe duhat
    kaimito or star apple
    santol [i love this buro style]
    sampalok/ uber sweet sweet sweet tamarind

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:19 am

     
  69. joyce says:

    1. ripe mangoes
    2. chico
    3. pineapple
    4. banana
    5. watermelon

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:25 am

     
  70. Thelma says:

    Mango, Chico, Watermelon, Cantalope melon, lanzones

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:28 am

     
  71. ragamuffin girl says:

    1. star apple-kaimito
    2. ripe mangoes
    3. dalandan
    4. buko
    5. langka

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:31 am

     
  72. liza m.c. says:

    1. ripe mango
    2. langka
    3. pineapple
    4. watermelon
    5. papaya

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:42 am

     
  73. Jane Galang says:

    1.latundan
    2.mangosteen
    3.ripe mango
    4.lansones
    5.papaya

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:43 am

     
  74. chi says:

    If I were stranded on an island for the rest of my life, I could never get enough of

    atis,
    langka,
    papaya,
    saba (this is considered a fruit, right?)

    I just noticed that comments are date-stamped with the blog’s time zone. I got confused there for a second and thought I had the wrong date – lol!

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:13 am

     
  75. Fabian M says:

    my choices are like millet’s

    1. Mangosteen
    2. Mangoes
    3. Durian
    4. Avocado
    5. Suha

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:13 am

     
  76. lojet says:

    – cebu mangoes
    -lanzones
    -sineguelas
    – langka
    -mangosteen

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:23 am

     
  77. Lou says:

    1. Carabao mangoes

    2. Home-grown chico

    3. Lanzones

    4. Avocado

    5. Suha

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:28 am

     
  78. tata says:

    manga
    chico
    atis
    saging saba
    rambutan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:30 am

     
  79. Maria Clara says:

    Ripe mango carabao variety, chico, atis, lanzones and guayabano.

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:47 am

     
  80. kongwi says:

    1. mango (green and ripe)_
    2. bananas
    3. pomelos
    4. lansones
    5. caimito

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:33 am

     
  81. Mira says:

    mine would be:
    1. mango (the best!)
    2. seedless pomelo (wow…)
    3. watermelon (yumm…)
    4. singkamas (hehe)
    5. rambutan (aww!)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:36 am

     
  82. Rianne says:

    1. mango (green and ripe)
    2. santol
    3. mangosteen
    4. pomelo
    5. melon and watermelon

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:38 am

     
  83. andi says:

    1. Ripe Mangoes
    2. Green Mangoes
    3. Aratiles – unavailable anywhere, even in Philippine markets
    4. guavas
    5. bananas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:08 am

     
  84. Roland says:

    well here in Dallas we can get Mangoes, Rambutan, Jackfruit, Carambola, Suha, Papaya and Duryan — what I miss are Lanzones, Atis, SANTOL!, Duhat, Siniguelas, Saresa, the Cashew fruit, Caimito and maricopa

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:30 am

     
  85. redd says:

    my list includes:
    1) ripe mangoes
    2) chico
    3) latundan and saba banana
    4) atis
    4) pomelo
    5) buko

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:42 am

     
  86. Christer says:

    1. Mangoes from Gumaras (green & ripe)
    2. pomelo (Davao)
    3. melon & watermelon
    4. Buko
    5. Lanzones

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:49 am

     
  87. Fran Magbual says:

    1. Green Mango
    2. Ripe Mango
    3. Atis
    4. Kalamansi
    5. Bananas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 4:10 am

     
  88. marilou says:

    1. Mangoes
    2. Atis
    3. santol
    4. Star apple
    5. Sineguelas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 4:23 am

     
  89. Sofia says:

    1. Our local mangoes
    2. Star Apple
    3. Lansones
    4. Buko
    5. Guyabano

    Oct 16, 2007 | 4:36 am

     
  90. tulip says:

    Mangoes
    Caimito
    Atis
    Chico
    Mangosteen & Pomelo (tie in the last spot)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 4:45 am

     
  91. sonia says:

    my choices: 1. mangoes from zambales 2. chico 3. atis 4. lanzones 5. suha
    nothing like tropical fruits!

    Oct 16, 2007 | 5:30 am

     
  92. Pepino says:

    I’m surprised nobody mentioned these favorite fruits of mine.

    1. Camachili- pithecellobium dulce

    2. Tamarindo (sampaloc)- tamarindus Indica

    3. Ratiles – Muntigia Calabura Linn

    4. Bignay – Antidesma bunius

    Oct 16, 2007 | 5:31 am

     
  93. doug says:

    1. Atis
    2. Mangang hilaw
    3. Lanzones
    4. Bayabas
    5. Santol

    Oct 16, 2007 | 5:47 am

     
  94. aggy says:

    1. ripe mango
    2. pineapple
    3. watermelon
    4. Baguio strawberries
    5. saging na saba

    Oct 16, 2007 | 6:15 am

     
  95. boo says:

    1. durian (a new discovery)
    2. atis
    3. pomelo
    4. buko
    5, duhat

    i love mango ice cream and mango cream pie but i don’t eat fresh mangoes

    Oct 16, 2007 | 7:03 am

     
  96. The Steak Lady says:

    1. Mango
    2. Pineapple
    3. santol
    4. lanzones
    5. mangosteen

    Oct 16, 2007 | 7:28 am

     
  97. melody says:

    1. mangosteen
    2. suha
    3. rambutan
    4. lanzones from camiguin
    5. mango, whether ripe or green

    Oct 16, 2007 | 7:37 am

     
  98. Duday says:

    mango, guyabano, watermelon, buko, and strawberry

    Oct 16, 2007 | 7:52 am

     
  99. mrs m says:

    lanzones, papaya, lacatan from baguio, suha, mangga (1st five)
    a wise filipino once said ” kainin natin and lahat ng prutas na ibinubunga ng ating mga pananim upang hindi tayo pagtampuhan ng bunga at hingiin sa Panginoon na ilipat sa ibang lupain.”

    Oct 16, 2007 | 7:53 am

     
  100. choy says:

    1. lanzones
    2. mangosteen
    3. santol
    4. pomelo
    5. mangoes ripe and hilaw

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:01 am

     
  101. Mike Wascher says:

    1. sugar pineapples, dead ripe fresh from the fields
    2. bananas – tiny bananas the size of my thumb that the manager of the Hotel Milano in San Juan Puerto Rico grew
    3. Turkish figs, ripe & warm from the hot summer sun
    4. wild blackberries
    5. fresh, ripe peaches

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:09 am

     
  102. Naz says:

    mango, atis, chico, pineapple, guyabano

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:25 am

     
  103. carina says:

    1. banana
    2. papaya
    3. pakwan
    4. manga (hinog)
    5. melon

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:25 am

     
  104. ihid says:

    taga Mindanao’s choice:
    1) Mangga
    2) Banana
    3) Rambutan
    4) Mangosteen

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:25 am

     
  105. joey says:

    Only 5??? That’s tough since our fruits rock! :) Here’s mine:
    1. Ripe mangoes
    2. Mangosteen
    3. Bananas
    4. Pineapples
    5. Kalamansi

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:27 am

     
  106. ThePseudoshrink says:

    1. Lanzones
    2. Atis
    3. Pakwan
    4. Piña
    5. Sampaloc

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:51 am

     
  107. Bengski says:

    Hi MM,
    Here is my top 5:
    1) Pineapple from Calauan, Laguna (Dry season)
    2) Atis
    3) Green and Ripe Mangoes
    4) Bananas
    5) Pakwan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:05 am

     
  108. CecileJ says:

    1. Mango
    2. Atis
    3. Chico
    4. Langka
    5. Marang

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:06 am

     
  109. tinsywinsy says:

    1. Mangosteen
    2. Pomelo
    3. Mango
    4. Rambutan
    5. Lanzones

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:21 am

     
  110. Ted says:

    1. Atis
    2. Lanzones
    3. Siniguelas
    4. Duhat
    5. Chico

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:34 am

     
  111. Ley says:

    1. ripe mangoes from cebu
    2. mangosteen
    3. jackfruit
    4. lansones
    5. saging lakatan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:37 am

     
  112. Clarisse says:

    guyabano, duhat, lanzones, balimbing, chicos, mangga, pinya, coconut (buko), rambutan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:45 am

     
  113. Blaise says:

    1. Mango
    2. Mangosteen
    3. Citrus (dalandan, calamansi, dayap)
    4. Avocado, if this counts (as a tropical fruit)
    5. Guava (for making into jam) or Santol (just for juice)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:48 am

     
  114. marco says:

    1. Ripe Mango
    2. Melon
    3. Langka (Jackfruit)
    4. Watermelon
    5. Papaya

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:53 am

     
  115. juli says:

    1. Ripe mango
    2. Avocado
    3. Watermelon
    4. Jackfruit
    5. Banana

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:58 am

     
  116. rosa says:

    1. ripe mangoes
    2. strawberries from baguio
    3. super sweet lanzones
    4. langka
    5. lacatan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:58 am

     
  117. leila antonio says:

    1. mangoes – green and ripe ones
    2. bananas –
    3. mangosteen
    4. lanzones
    5. jackfruit

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:01 am

     
  118. portugalbear says:

    1. Mango
    2. Buko
    3. Watermelon
    4. Saba/ Lacatan
    5. Melon

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:02 am

     
  119. marz says:

    here’s my list :)
    1. ripe mangoes
    2. chico
    3. melon
    4. watermelon
    5. buko

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:12 am

     
  120. Trina says:

    1. Balimbing–The small tart ones, not those imported from Thailand.
    2. Langka–Tree-ripened jackfruit, with ants crawling all over the rind, is the sweetest!
    3. Catmon–I haven’t seen a single piece of catmon in the past 20 years.
    4. Macopa–We used to have a tree, planted atop the pozo negro, that produced the plumpest, juiciest, reddest macopa in the world. :D
    5. Maligang–Best eaten “kinalugkog,” i.e. shaken with salt (or sugar, depending on your preference) in a plastic container (or between two bowls) until soft.

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:17 am

     
  121. MRJP says:

    Five lang?! Ang hirap naman pumili :)

    1. Green and Ripe Philippine mangoes
    2. Duhat
    3. Santol
    4. Pineapple
    5. Watermelon or langka (tie sila sa 5th place :)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:18 am

     
  122. chunky says:

    1. semi-ripe mangoes ( agaw-tamis at asim)
    2. lanzones
    3. pomelo
    4. sineguelas
    5. philippine bananas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:20 am

     
  123. palengkera says:

    I can chow 10 kilos of sweet rambutan in one sitting!

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:20 am

     
  124. clett says:

    1. lanzones from caluan laguna
    2. watermelon red & yellow
    3. cantaloupe
    4. mango except carabao
    5. sweet santol

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:23 am

     
  125. ching says:

    1. mangoes
    2. mangosteen
    3. atis
    4. duhat
    5. rambutan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:27 am

     
  126. Michelle says:

    1. mangosteen
    2. indian mango
    3. suha
    4. lanzones
    5. strawberries

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:29 am

     
  127. dee bee says:

    top 5 (readily available here in australia):
    1. custard apple (nearly seedless, locally grown)
    2. ripe mangoes (big ones, nearly 1kg each, locally grown)
    3. watermelon (locally grown)
    4. lychees (locally grown)
    5. coconut (from thailand)

    top 5 on my wish list:
    1. atis (with lots of seeds :))
    2. ripe kalabaw mangoes (followed by ripe pico)
    3. saba
    4. chico
    5. lanzones

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:37 am

     
  128. Pia says:

    1. mangoes
    2. lanzones
    3. rambutan
    4. suha
    5. rambutan

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:57 am

     
  129. isagarch says:

    1. green mangoes
    2. lansones
    3. santol
    4. saba
    5. kalamasi

    Oct 16, 2007 | 11:13 am

     
  130. divine says:

    1. Durian from Davao
    2. Pomelo from Davao
    3. Lanzones from Camiguin
    4. Mangoes from Guimaras
    5. Rambotan! from Davao and farms in Negros

    Oct 16, 2007 | 11:32 am

     
  131. sonny sj says:

    Mangosteen
    Durian
    Lanzones
    Mangoes/pineapple
    Pomelo/pakwan
    MM, its so difficult to limit it to just 5!

    Oct 16, 2007 | 11:46 am

     
  132. joyps says:

    1. ripe mangoes
    2. mangosteen
    3. pakwan
    4. rambutan
    5. singkamas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 11:51 am

     
  133. Doddie from Korea says:

    1. Banana
    2. Green mangoes
    3. Lanzones
    4. Mangosteen
    5. Durian

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:46 pm

     
  134. Jun says:

    Mangoes
    Marang
    Guyabano
    Mangosteen
    Lanzones

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:49 pm

     
  135. Teresa says:

    My favorites are
    Mangoes – ripe+green
    Avocado
    Guyabano
    durian
    Jackfruit

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:51 pm

     
  136. det says:

    my favorites are;ripe mangoes,langka,lanzones,atis and lychee in that order

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:27 pm

     
  137. lorraine says:

    green indian mangoes
    ripe yellow mangoes
    lanzones
    duhat
    santol

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:41 pm

     
  138. Ana says:

    ripe carabao mangoes
    papaya
    coconut
    atis
    kalamansi

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:42 pm

     
  139. meekerz says:

    1. mangoes!!!
    2. mangosteen
    3. lanzones
    4. watermelon
    5. melon

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:06 pm

     
  140. sylvia says:

    1. mangoes
    2. avocados
    3. marang
    4. lacatan bananas
    5. buko

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:08 pm

     
  141. sometime_lurker says:

    .rockmelon — how come no one mentioned this, it’s $8 here, and i remember ’twas around PHP15-20 back home… :'(
    .green mangoes
    .white banana (lakatan? not sure of the term. the short, stout ones) and saba
    .mangosteen
    .lychees and buko (the refreshing juice!)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:19 pm

     
  142. sometime_lurker says:

    oh, what’s marang? more than one posted that…

    Oct 16, 2007 | 2:20 pm

     
  143. Queen B says:

    ripe and green mangoes
    banana
    guyabano
    rambutan
    suha

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:05 pm

     
  144. lee says:

    1. Mango
    2. Banana
    3. MAngosteen
    4.
    5.

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:07 pm

     
  145. lee says:

    4. Buko
    5. Melon

    sorry for the truncated entry.

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:09 pm

     
  146. ohmycaptain says:

    1. Mangoosteen
    2. strawberry
    3. grapes
    4. mangoes
    5. banana

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:13 pm

     
  147. DADD-F says:

    1. pomelo (esp. Nenita’s)
    2. carabao mangoes (esp. the Zambales variety then Guimaras’)
    3. papaya (NATIVE)
    4. duhat, mangosteen, lanzones
    5. bananas (morado, baluy-green bananas, latundan), coconut, kalamansi
    6. marang, atis, avocado, chico, kaimito, aratilis

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:22 pm

     
  148. Marisa says:

    1. Mango- Kalabaw(green/yellow)
    2. Buko
    3. Avocado
    4. Banana- Lakatan (the native variety…saw bigger one last time I was home not as good)
    5. Caimito
    6. Chico
    7. Guyabano
    8. Langka
    9. Rambutan
    10. Siniguelas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:28 pm

     
  149. foodie says:

    1. carabao mango
    2. calamansi
    3. mangosteen
    4. rambutan
    5. lanzones

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:33 pm

     
  150. sierra1 says:

    1. hinog na manggang cebu
    2. marang from mindanao
    3. native durian (the ones with yellowish flesh)
    4. langka
    5. lacatan banana

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:49 pm

     
  151. sierra1 says:

    to sometime_lurker:

    Marang is related to langka and breadfruit and is abundant in Mindanao. For a picture of the fruit, see verram’s entry at http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Philippines/Davao_City/General_Tips-Davao_City-BR-1.html

    Oct 16, 2007 | 3:54 pm

     
  152. bottomsup says:

    ripe, juicy mangoes..
    lanzones..
    mangosteen..
    watermelon..
    avocado..

    Oct 16, 2007 | 4:02 pm

     
  153. CecileJ says:

    Silly Lolo, this turning out to be a fun game for me: finding the creative ways that you can get in the “Double M” name in your comments! Parang the “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” game! Wheeee! (Marta must be blushing to her roots with the free publicity)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 4:35 pm

     
  154. Maricel says:

    1. Mangoes
    2. Atis
    3. Rambutan
    4. Lanzones
    5. Mangosteen

    Oct 16, 2007 | 8:42 pm

     
  155. edee says:

    1. Mangga
    2. Lansones
    3. Mangosteen
    4. Avocado
    5. Saging

    Oct 16, 2007 | 9:42 pm

     
  156. Lisa says:

    1. buko!
    2. mangoes
    3. avocado
    4. calamansi
    5. bananas

    Oct 16, 2007 | 10:27 pm

     
  157. erleen says:

    Here are my favorites:

    1. green mangoes – bubot mas OK
    2. Pinya
    3. bananas
    4. melon
    5. suha

    Oct 17, 2007 | 2:46 am

     
  158. erleen says:

    Oh! I forgot!

    6. Dalandan

    Oct 17, 2007 | 2:49 am

     
  159. dhayL says:

    1.manggang hinog
    2.banana
    3.langka
    4.manggang hilaw
    5.melon
    6.pakwan
    7.siniguelas
    8.duhat
    9.avocado

    Oct 17, 2007 | 10:43 am

     
  160. sometime_lurker says:

    Thanks, sierra1!

    Ooh, what an interesting fruit… as scary as durian though :-p

    Forgive my naive palate to these fruits. I promise to try that as soon as I find it out here…

    Oct 17, 2007 | 1:45 pm

     
  161. remia says:

    1. mango
    2. coconut
    3. watermelon
    4. saging

    Oct 24, 2007 | 9:53 am

     
  162. Edwin D. says:

    Atis, atis. atis, atis

    Sep 12, 2008 | 2:49 pm

     
 

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