I think you know your child best. If you think that he's not yet able to deal with chunks of food- because he's not a good chewer or whatever- then you should feel free to stay away from foods that break up into chunks. I personally wasn't comfortable with the "finger-sized" portions when my kids were very young, so I mostly gave them shredded foods instead. Like a small pile of shredded, boiled chicken from a soup. With fruits, sometimes it's best to give the baby the whole fruit- like a whole peeled apple or something- and let baby lick it and scrape off small pieces with his incisors (assuming he has them). But again, you have to know your baby and explore your own comfort level. Some kids can nip off large pieces from a whole fruit, and depending on your baby, you might or might not be okay with that.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"