A process of an idea

At a party in April 2007 former students of social work from the University of Applied Science Alice Salomon in Berlin came together talking about their fields of profession and the spheres of action. They came to the conclusion to bring people and organizations together with a basic social subject: sharing a meal. The idea developed under the aspect of sustainability and became even clearer. Sharing and eating fruits/vegetables together was soon made up to International Fruit Day which is celebrated July 1st each year. The vote for Fruit Of The Year and motto each year were soon added.


The first International Fruit Day took place July 1st 2007 at the Mauerpark in Berlin where boundaries had fallen 1989. Fruitcakes as well as fresh fruit bits and bites where given to more than 400 guests by Britta, Credo, Stefan, Susanne and Christian. The people shared it with their friends, partners or children.

2022 - blackberry 

Blackberry won this years vote with 24,56 %. Second came avocado (17,54 %) and third are with 14,04 % each pomegranate, passionfruit and sallow throne.

Blackberries originate from North America and are cultivated in Europe for 300 years. Today they may even be found in the wild, near forests and alongside river banks.

International Fruit Day with its all time creed "fruit for peace":


Fruit of theyearwith the annual Motto
blackberry2022"fruitful peace"
watermelon2021"create change together"
mandarin2020"take a fruit break"
papaya2019"Flirt with more fruit"
kiwi2018"Cherish others"
quince2017"Reformation our food"
lime2016"Spice up your life"
blueberry2015"Our world, our fruit, our future"
pear2014"Create positive messages"
fig2013"Share fruit and smiles"
cherry2012"Active ageing and solidarity between generations"


pineapple2010"Combat poverty and social exclusion"
apple2009"Creativity and innovation"
raspberry2008"Together in diversity"
strawberry2007"Come together"

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