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Serving Sizes and Yields for Fruits


This chart features some commonly used vegetables.

Fruit Size and Count Serving Size and Yield*
Apples Specify size:      125-138 count, whole, or

100 count, whole.

¼ raw, unpeeled apple = about ¼ cup

1/5 raw, unpeeled apple = about ¼ cup

Bananas Purchase by fingers, institutional pack, 150 per case, three to four bananas per pound. 1 banana = 3/8 cup
Blueberries Specify U.S. #1, sold in pints, fresh.  1 pint AP = about 2 2/3 cups EP. ¼ cup measure
Strawberries Specify U.S. #1, minimum diameter ¾ in, sold in quarts and pints. ½ cup measure
Cantaloupe Specify size 18, 5 in. diameter, approximately 30 oz. per melon. 1/10 medium melon = ¼ cup
Grapes Specify variety desired.
With seeds 6 grapes = about ¼ cup;

12 grapes = ½ cup

Seedless 7 grapes = about ¼ cup;

14 grapes = ½ cup

Nectarines Specify size 88 (2 ¼ in. diameter) approximately 4 per pound. 1 nectarine = about ½ cup
Medium size Specify size 56 and 64 (2 ¾ in. diameter). 1 nectarine = about ¾ cup
Oranges Specify size 138 or 113 (California or Arizona) or size 125 (Florida or Texas). 1 orange (size 113/125) = about 5/8 cup

1 orange (size 138) = about ½ cup

Peaches Specify size 84 (21/8 in. diameter – box may state 2 to 2¼ in. diameter); approximately

3½ to 4 peaches per pound.

1 peach = about 3/8 cup
Medium size Specify size 60 to 64 (2½ in. diameter); approximately 3 per pound. 1 peach = about 2/3 cup
Fruit Size and Count Serving Size and Yield*
Pears Specify size 150 (2¼ to 23/8) in. diameter. 1 pear = about ½ cup
Medium size Specify size 120; approximately 3 per pound. 1 pear = about ¾ cup
Plums Specify size 45 and 50 (2 in. diameter). 1 plum = about ½ cup
Medium size Specify size 60 and 65. 1 plum = about 3/8 cup
Raisins Specify bulk purchase or individual packages. Yield of Bulk:

1.3   to 1.5 ounce package = ¼ cup

1 lb. = 12.6-¼ cup servings

Tangerine Specify size 120 count. 1 tangerine = about 3/8 cup
Watermelon Specify average size, melons will average about 27 pounds. ¼ cup fruit or ¼ cup diced fruit without rind

* Any serving size may be planned. For simplicity, this table of serving sizes and yields for vegetables and fruits provides ¼ cup servings of vegetables and a variety of cup servings of fruits.