Fruit That Starts With A – there are so many different types of fruit that you eat everyday and most of these are easy to name. But what about the more unusual fruits?
Fruits that you have heard of but not tried? Or fruits that come from a different part of the world that you haven’t even heard of? We’ve put a great list together for you, along with a description of the fruit and a photo where we can source one.
Have a look at our list of different fruits that start with the letter A!
Fruit That Starts With A
- Apricots originate from Armenia but were brought to other countries by the Spanish missionaries in the early 18th century. A new apricot tree needs three to four years to produce fruit. Apricot trees will generally produce fruit for 20-25 years.
- Grapefruits did not evolve naturally, instead, they are a hybrid originating in Barbados as a cross between two species, sweet orange and pomelo.The grapefruit’s name is a result of what they look like when they are growing in clusters. They can look like bigger versions of grapes.
- Ambarella is a fast growing tree, it grows edible fruit that contains a fibrous pit. in under 5 weeks, the fruit fall to the floor un-ripe, then they turn golden-yellow as they ripen. The fruit is best when fully colored, although it can be eaten raw. It is also made into flavorings for stews, soups and sauces.
- Atherton Raspberry is a fruit native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Unlike the exotic raspberry, this fruit can thrive in our climates, this raspberry is a sweet red-orange coloured berry that grows on an upright stem. It is very resilient and can produce up to 3kg of fruit per plant.
- Avocados contain more fat than any other fruit or vegetable. Also, the trees contain enzymes that prevent the fruit from ever ripening on the tree, this is useful for farmers because it means they can use the trees to store the fruit for up to seven months. They come from a family of flowering plants known as Lauraceae.
- Momordica fruit commonly known as Arhat is one of the few fruits that cannot be eaten until it is dried by fire. It is native to southern China and Thailand. It is a yellowish brown colour and has a smooth and round shape. It contains a sweet, fleshy edible pulp.
- The Araza fruit grows on a medium size shrub, with dense foliage and flowers. Araza is an extremely rare fruit that is not widely known even in Amazonia Brazil where it is native to. The trees produce lots of round fruit hanging from their outstretched weeping branches. The fruit is quite sour but versatile due to its pleasant flavor, texture, colour and smell.
- The atemoya, is a hybrid of two fruits the sugar apple and the cherimoya. These are both native to the American tropics. Atemoya fruit is an extremely robust fruit in the tropical region. A 5 year old Atemoya tree can produce around 50 fruits each year. The colours can be pale bluish-green to pea green.
- Acai berries are grown from the acai palm tree, which grows in Central and South America. They’re bluish-purple and similar in size and shape to large blueberries. They are known from their health benefits as they are higher in antioxidants than other berries such as strawberries.
- The almond tree is native to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and North Africa. Historically, almond trees grew there wild and were later cultivated as early as 3000 BC. Milk can be made out of the almond nut.
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For official definitions of the fruit you can also look at the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.