Fruit or Fruits? Which is the correct plural?

Fruit is usually used as an uncountable noun which means that the plural of fruit is also fruit. We use “fruits” as the plural when we want to emphasize that we are talking about different types of fruit.

There is a lot of fruit on the table.

We have an assortment of fruits for the staff.

Is fruit countable or uncountable?

“Fruit” is usually used as an uncountable noun. The plural of an uncountable noun is usually the same as the singular.

Countable nouns are nouns that you can count easily. Some examples include pens, cars, and houses. For countable nouns, we add an “s” to make them plural.

I have one bike.

I have two bikes.

Uncountable nouns are nouns that are usually difficult to count or you don’t count them with numbers 1,2,3,4 etc.

I need a great deal of fruit for the party.

When to use Fruits

Even though we often use “fruit” as the plural form of “fruit” we also use “fruits” sometimes. We use “fruit” when want to show that there are different types of fruit

There are 6 fruits to choose from. 

There are so many fruits in the world. 

In these examples, “kinds of” or “types of” are implied. 

There are 6 kinds of fruit to choose from. 

There are so many types of fruits in the world.