Where in the world does it come from?
Bananas and other tropical fruit like pineapples are grown in tropical areas like Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
Most tropical fruit available in British supermarkets are exported from Latin America and West Africa.
Grapes are a popular crop all over the world. There are more than 10,000 different varieties of grapes worldwide. Whole grapes that we eat fresh are called "table grapes." Grapes can also be dried to make raisins, preserved in jams and jellies, or crushed to make juice.
Italy produces the majority of the world's grapes, France and the United States aren't far behind. Spain, China, Turkey, Argentina, Iran, Chile and South Africa also produce grapes for export.
Melons originated in Northeastern Africa and the Middle East, but they gradually began to appear in Europe toward the end of the Western Roman Empire. Melons are known to have been grown by the ancient Egyptians.
Other major producers include Turkey, USA and Iran. Egypt and Mexico are also key producers of watermelon and Spain and Romania have significant areas of Cantaloupes.
Today, farmers in approximately 44 states in the United States grow watermelon commercially. Georgia, Florida, Texas, California and Arizona are the United States' largest watermelon producers. This now-common fruit is often large enough that groceries often sell half or quarter melons
Orange is one of the top citrus fruit grown in most of the countries after banana and apple. The most common species of citrus are the mandarins, sweet orange, and lime.
Top producing countries are Brazil, United States, China, India, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, South Africa