World production (by weight) of many of the most important fruits in 2012 can be seen from the following table (data adapted from the FAOSTAT website 9-5-2014).
Note that sometimes the watermelon is ranked as a vegetable (which would make bananas the number one fruit), but in the World Crops Database watermelon is a fruit and ranks first in kilos produced.
|Fruit name||Tons produced||Thousand tons (= million kg)
|Mangoes, mangosteens, guavas||42,139,837||42,140|
|Other melons and cantaloupes||31,925,787||31,926|
|Tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas||27,060,756||27,061|
|Peaches and nectarines||21,083,151||21,083|
|Lemons and limes||15,118,462||15,118|
|Plums and sloes||10,702,774||10,703|
|Grapefruit and pomelos||8,040,038||8,040|
Besides the fruits in the ablove table, there are many other fruits that are often only produced on a limited scale, such as in homestead gardens, and are consumed and traded locally.
See also: Fruits