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Fruits – A to Z

Abiu (Pouteria caimito)


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

Acai Berry


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,…



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…


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.

West African cherry orange

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…

African Mango - Irvingia

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…



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…

Ripe and Unripe Ambarella


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

Common Persimmon

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,…



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…



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…



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

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.…