Which one is correct?

There are no low-hanging fruit.


There is no low-hanging fruit.

Or are both correct? If both are correct, is one of them more preferable?

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    Somewhat related: Is using “fruits” as the plural of “fruit” acceptable? The word "fruit" is used in a number of different ways. – sumelic Aug 6 '18 at 18:42
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    What makes you think that doesn't better belong to English Language Learners, please? Either way, please recognise various combinations of “fruit” or “fruits” could be acceptable, depending on the circumstances… which weren’t mentioned. In your case please choose between “There are no low-hanging fruits” and “There is no low-hanging fruit”. – Robbie Goodwin Aug 6 '18 at 19:46

The plural of fruit can also be fruits (Merriam-Webster) when used in a countable way.

So, there are two sentence variations that would both be fine:

There are no low-hanging fruits.
There is no low-hanging fruit.

I suspect that most people would also not have a problem with the informal use of there are no low-hanging fruit.

Which you use is a matter of personal choice.

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