Category: Fruits – A to Z


Pouteria caimito

When ripe the abui fruit has smooth bright yellow skin and will have one to four ovate seeds. The inside of the fruit is translucent and white.


acai fruit

In the general consumer market, açaí is sold as frozen pulp, juice, or an ingredient in various products from beverages, including grain alcohol, smoothies, foods, cosmetics and supplements.


Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. Common names include acerola, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepemyrtle. Acerola is native to South America, Southern Mexico and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, like India.


The ackee, also known as achee, akee apple or akee (Blighia sapida) is a member of the Sapindaceae (soapberry family), native to tropical West Africa.

African Cherry Orange

West African Cherry Orange

The African cherry orange, Citropsis articulata, also known as the West African cherry orange or Uganda cherry orange (locally as omuboro) is a small citrus fruit about the size of a tangerine. The plant is endemic to Central and Western Africa, and used primarily for eating and in African traditional herbal medicine.

African Mango

The fruit is a large drupe, with fibrous flesh. The subtly aromatic nuts are typically dried in the sun for preservation, and are sold whole or in powder form. They may be ground to a paste known variously as dika bread or Gabon chocolate. Their high content of mucilage enables them to be used as thickening agents for dishes such as ogbono soup. The nuts may also be pressed for vegetable oil.


Amanatsu is a yellowish orange citrus fruit grown commercially in Japan, notably in Kumamoto and Ehime prefecture. The rough textured fruit is easy to peel and is commonly eaten fresh. It is also used for wide variety of products ranging from marmalades to alcoholic beverages.


Ambarella (Spondias dulcis) is an equatorial or tropical tree, with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit. The fruit may be eaten raw – the flesh is crunchy and a little sour.

American Persimmon

The peculiar characteristics of its fruit have made the tree well known. This fruit is a globular berry, with variation in the number of seeds, sometimes with eight and sometimes without any.

Apple – Varieties in Australia

Australian Apples come in many delicious varieties. Different varieties are grown in different areas of Australia and are picked at different times of the year.


Apricots range in colour from yellow to deep orange, often with red or rosy touches. When selecting fresh apricots, look for fruits with no touch of green whatsoever.


Araza is a really sour, yellow, softball sized fruit that has a thin outer peel. Sometimes eaten fresh, out of hand, although the fruits are quite acidic. The araca-boi is more commonly used to flavour ice creams, sweets, and beverages. It is very high in vitamin C, double the amount of the average orange.


Arbequina is a cultivar of olives. The fruit is highly aromatic, small, symmetrical and dark brown, with a rounded apex and a broad peduncular cavity.

Asian Persimmon

Diospyros kaki, better known as the Japanese persimmon, kaki persimmon (kaki 柿) or Asian persimmon, is the most widely cultivated species of the Diospyros genus. There are two types of fruit, Astringent and Non-astringent. The astringent fruit has soft mushy flesh when ripe and is flatter in shape with distinct jelly-like segments. The non astringent variety has crisp flesh and is more round in shape. In both varieties, the flesh is sweet tasting.

Autumn Olive

When ripe, the fruit is juicy and edible, and also makes a good dried fruit.