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Early man had recognized the potential benefits of Elderberries. In Italy and Switzerland, there is evidence of its cultivation near Stone Age village sites.

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There is not much early recorded history on Eastern May Hawthorn as they grew mainly in tough to reach swamplands. They were originally discarded for their bland and sometimes bitter taste by native Americans. Today it's embraced as a native fruit of the south and even has its own yearly festivals.

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A woman was restricted from boarding a plane due to the awful smell of the Durian fruit! Check out this article.

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A woman was restricted from boarding a plane due to the awful smell of the Durian fruit! Check out this article.

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Duku can remain fertile for decades. However the fruit it bears is very sensitive, making the rules on picking this fruit very strict to ensure it doesn't become tainted. If the skin splits, it is useless to farmers.

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According to ancient Chinese legend, Dragon fruit was originally spewed by fire-breathing dragons during battle thousands of years ago. It was collected by the soldiers and gifted to the Emperor.

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Double Coconuts holds record for heaviest fruit on record at nearly 93 pounds. They're also known as "Bum Nut" because they resemble a behind. What do you think?

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While many see parasitic Dodder Laurel as a nuisance, it provides the Western Dusty Blue butterfly with shelter and food.

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Aboriginal natives traditionally ate these Desert Limes raw, but when early European settlers arrived they found the fruit to sour and used it mostly for summer drinks and jams.

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The Desert Fig lives up to its name by being very resilient in dry climates. It is said the root can push through rock crevices nearly a mile deep to find moisture.

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