One title on the list:
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckRead about the other nine pieces of fruit on Mullan's list.
No accident that there are fruit in the very title of Steinbeck's chronicle of depression America. The Okies ﬂee the dustbowl for California, where they hope for work picking fruit. There they can only survive by eating the fruit, and make themselves sick. The land of plenty gives you gut rot.
Also see Adam Leith Gollner's top 10 fruit scenes in literature.