Among all the destinations in your Vietnam tours, Mekong Delta is blessed to own a large number of famous tropical fruits. Therefore, it is considered to be the nationwide orchard of Vietnam. In your Mekong Delta tours, you will have a chance to enjoy a lot of delicious fresh fruits such as watermelon, coconut, rambutan, pomelo and so on. Let’s discover the top 10 most delicious specialty fruits in Mekong Delta below:
Watermelon is a popular kind of fruit in this fruits kingdom. The best variety of watermelon in Mekong Delta is Long An watermelon. Actually, it is more famous than others thanks to the outstanding characteristics such as being ripe, red and succulent accompanied by having few seeds and thin shell. Certainly, it will be an ideal kind of fruit for some hot days in your Mekong Delta tours.
Ben Tre is known as the land of coconut in Mekong Delta because of having a lot of kinds of coconut, especially siamese green coconut. It is mostly grown in Tam Phuoc Commune, Chau Thanh District and it has the largest production in Ben Tre. The size of siamese green coconut is quite big with the smooth green shell and a plenty of coconut water. In your Mekong Delta tours, in addition to drinking fresh coconut water, you can try enjoying coconut candy, coconut wine and some other delicious coconut cakes.
A variety of coconut candy
It is mostly grown in Binh Hoa Phuoc Commune, Long Ho District. This variety of rambutan has bright red shell and sweet taste. When visiting Vinh Long in the fruiting season of rambutan, you will find a large number of rambutan with the red color covering everywhere. If you want to enjoy the fresh rambutan, you should visit some orchards in Mekong Delta to pluck it on your own and enjoy it right there. It will certainly be an interesting experience in your Vietnam tours.
Palmyra fruit is a typical fruit in Bay Nui, An Giang with the appearance of a hybrid between coconut trees and palm leaves. The piece of palmyra fruit is very flexible and sweet. When you cut it in two, you will scent a mild fragrance spreading out. Therefore, it is so attractive that you should not forget to enjoy this kind of fruit when visiting Mekong Delta. Also, palmyra fruit can be used for making sugar, tea or cakes.
Pomelo is a fruit grown in a lot of provinces in Mekong Delta. However, the best kind of pomelo is Phu Huu pomelo in Chau Thanh District, Hau Giang Province. Each segment of pomelo has the pale yellow color and the sweet and sour taste, especially no seeds. In particular, pomelo juice is extremely good for your health and your skin.
The segments of pomelo
This kind of fruit has the petunia color and the milky segments. It is no coincidence that mangosteen is considered to be the “Queen of fruits”. The reason is that it is not only a delicious fruit to enjoy but also a nutritious fruit used to treat some common diseases.
Mangosteen – the Queen of fruits
Having the convenient climate, Mekong Delta is a suitable place for tangerine to grow. It is mainly grown in Lai Vung District, Dong Thap Province. A tangerine is round with the smooth shell. When it is ripe, it has the bright yellow color. Usually, its taste is sweet and quite sour.
A ripe tangerine
In Mekong Delta, Phong Dien orange has been known for more than 60 years. This kind of orange has the green smooth shell, the big segments with small seeds and the sweet and sour taste. Usually, it is juiced to be a kind of beverage more than eaten. Therefore, a glass of orange juice will not be the bad choice in your Mekong Delta tours.
A glass of orange juice
Star apple is a kind of fruit with the purple or milky color. The shell of star apple is always smooth. When it is unripe, the shell is green. Then, it gradually transforms into pink and purple if it becomes ripe. In fact, star apple contains high levels of protein, fiber and vitamins so it is extremely good for your health.
A ripe star apple
Cai Tau Burmese grape is famous for having the big size and the yellow color. Each segment of burmese grape is very juicy, sweet and quite sour. Visiting some burmese grape orchards in Cai Tau, you will feel like being lost in a colorful scenery with a lot of laden bunches of burmese grape above.
A bunch of burmese grape