Fruit are the favorite food of Yoshis. Many fruit grow wildly in Mushroom Kingdom that depend on cultivated land in the Real World. Fruit made their first Mario appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2, in the form of Cherries floating in the air.
Fruit also appear in Yoshi's Story, where if a Yoshi eats thirty fruit they will advance to the next level. Fruit can often be found floating around in Bubble Pops. After eating a fruit, it will appear in the Yoshi's Fruit Frame. There are sixty fruit in each stage of the game: thirty Melons, twelve Lucky Fruits, and eighteen "ordinary" fruits.
In Super Mario Sunshine, Yoshis need a lot of fruit. When riding a Yoshi, it has to be fed a lot of fruit or it will go back to its egg. The watermelons in the game are massive, yet very fragile. They're almost exactly like water balloons.
In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, a Fruit resembling an Apple was found inside Yoob's Belly. This Fruit, aptly named "Fruit", was given to a Yellow Yoshi to help him regain the strength needed to help move a Chomp Rock.
Fruit is also used in Donkey Kong Jr., where it is used as a weapon. This fruit plummets downward upon impact with Donkey Kong Junior, and defeats any enemies it lands on. This fruit also appeared in Donkey Kong and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, as well as a few rare appearances in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.
Falling fruit appears in the Pyoro games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames. They appear to be an obstacle that can break the ground, so Pyoro can't go through there anymore, and can even beat up Pyoro if he touch it. However, these fruits can be eaten, or be defeated by shooting with their own seeds as ammo. Aside from a green variation, there is also a white-pink variation. If Pyoro eats these, a Tenshi comes to restores a piece of ground. If Pyoro eats a fruit further from the ground, he also get more points. But shooting the fruit always bring up the same amount of points.
In Super Mario Galaxy 2, along with the normal red Berries there are 3 special types of fruit: the Dash Pepper (a red pepper that transforms Yoshi into Dash Yoshi), the Blimp Fruit (a blue berry that turns Yoshi into Blimp Yoshi) and the Bulb Berry (a yellow pear-like berry that transforms Yoshi into Bulb Yoshi).
 Fruit commonly found in the Mario Series