A Guide to Fruit Names Around the World

Fruit is a popular food item in many cultures. It is often sweet and juicy with unique flavors that are distinct to the region they come from.

The word “fruit” comes from the Latin word fructus, derived from the Latin frui, which means “to enjoy.”

There are countless types of fruits, but some fruit names may be more familiar than others. Here’s our guide to fruit names around the world!

Fruit Names in Alphabetical Order

Fruit Names Chart A-C

Fruit Names Starting with A

Acai

Acerola

Apple

Apricots

Avocado

Fruit Names Starting with B

Banana

Bilberry

Blackberries

Blackcurrant

Blueberries

Breadfruit

Bramble

Fruit Names Starting with C

Cantaloupe

Carambola (starfruit)

Cherimoya (custard apple)

Cherries

Clementine

Coconut

Cranberries

Fruit Names Chart C-H

Fruit Names Starting with D

Dates

Durian

Fruit Names Starting with E

Egg fruit

Elderberries

Elephant Fruit

Fruit Names Starting with F

Feijoa

Figs

Fruit Names Starting with G

Gooseberries

Grapefruit

Grapes

Guava

Fruit Names Starting with H

Honeydew Melon

Huckleberry

Fruit Names Chart J-N

Fruit Names Starting with J

Jackfruit

Java plum

Jujube

Fruit Names Starting with K

Kiwi

Kumquat

Fruit Names Starting with L

Lemon

Lime

Longan

Loquat

Lychee

Fruit Names Starting with M

Mandarin

Mango

Mangosteen

Melon

Mulberries

Fruit Names Starting with N

Nectarine

Noni

Fruit Names Chart N-P

Fruit Names Starting with O

Orange

Fruit Names Starting with P

Papaya (papaw)

Passion Fruit

Peach

Pear

Persimmon

Pitaya (dragonfruit)

Pineapple

Pitanga

Plantain

Plums

Pomegranate

Prickly pear

Prunes

Pummelo

Fruit Names Chart Q-W

Fruit Names Starting with Q

Quandong

Quince (chokeberry)

Fruit Names Starting with R

Rambutan

Raspberries

Rhubarb

Rose Apple

Fruit Names Starting with S

Sapodilla

Sapote (mamey)

Soursop

Starfruit (carambola)

Strawberries

Sugar Apple

Fruit Names Starting with T

Tamarillo

Tamarind

Tangerine

Tomatillo

Fruit Names Starting with W

Watermelon

Fruit Names Chart Y

Fruit Names Starting with Y

Yuzu

Other Fruits to Consider

These are considered as fruit but sometimes referred to as vegetables:

Surprising Fruits That Are Not Vegetables

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Bell Pepper

Chile Pepper

Corn Kernel

Cucumber

Eggplant

Jalapeno

Olives

Pea

Pumpkin

Squash

Tomato

Zucchini

Fruit Names for Kids

Fruit Names for Kids

Are fruit names proper nouns?

Fruit names are not proper nouns; they are common nouns. For example, the fruit “apple” is a common noun.

Are fruit names capitalized?

Fruit names are not capitalized because they are common nouns if they are made into a name in children’s books, like “Annie Apple,” then you might see it capitalized.

How do you teach fruit names to kids?

Draw some fruit and allow them to complete a matching exercise, where they have to match the fruit to the name. You could also take them grocery shopping and have them find the fruit. You can use flashcards to teach them the names.

What are some rare fruits?

Some rare fruits include achacha, ambarella, dragon fruit, cherimoya, durian, jackfruit, and mangosteen.

What are some of the most popular fruits?

Some of the most common and commercially available fruits around the world include apples, bananas, strawberries, grapes and watermelons.

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In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this fruit names list and fruit charts in English!

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