Fruit Names

Discover an extensive list of fruit names in English with images! Enhance your vocabulary with these commonly used fruit names, learn their correct pronunciation, and enrich your language skills by exploring descriptive examples and fun facts about each fruit. Perfect for ESL learners at any level.

There are many different fruit names to learn but this doesn’t mean that it is an impossible task, by learning a few at a time you will soon be able to name any fruit in English!

Common Fruit Names

A fruit is the part of a plant that contains seeds and is usually sweet or sour. People often eat fruits as snacks or desserts. Examples of fruits include apples, bananas, and oranges.

List of Common Fruits

  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Nectarine
  • Grape
  • Mango
  • Blueberry
  • Pomegranate
  • Carambola(U.K) – starfruit (U.S)
  • Plum
  • Banana
  • Raspberry
  • Mandarin
  • Jackfruit
  • Papaya
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Apricot
  • Grapefruit
  • Melon
  • Coconut
  • Avocado
  • Peach

Fruit Names: Useful List of Fruits with Pictures

Fruits Vocabulary with Descriptions and Pictures

Apple

A round fruit with a red, green, or yellow skin and a white flesh.

Watermelon

A large, juicy fruit with a green rind and a red or pink flesh.

Orange

A round fruit with a tough, shiny, orange skin and a juicy, sweet, orange-colored flesh.

Pear

A sweet, juicy fruit with a green or yellow skin and a white or yellowish flesh.

Cherry

A small, round fruit with a red or black skin and a hard stone inside.

Strawberry

A small, juicy fruit with a red skin and small seeds on the outside.

Nectarine

A juicy fruit with a smooth, fuzzy skin and a sweet, yellow or white flesh.

Grape

A small, juicy fruit with a thin skin and a sweet or sour taste.

Mango

A sweet, juicy fruit with a yellow or green skin and a large, flat seed inside.

Blueberry

A small, round fruit with a blue-black skin and a sweet, juicy flesh.

Pomegranate

A round fruit with a thick, red skin and many small, juicy seeds inside.

Carambola(U.K) – starfruit (U.S)

A fruit with a yellow-green skin and a star-shaped cross-section.

Plum

A small, sweet fruit with a smooth, purple or yellow skin and a juicy, yellow or red flesh.

Banana

A long, curved fruit with a yellow or green skin and a soft, sweet flesh.

Raspberry

A small, red fruit with a soft, juicy flesh and many small seeds.

Mandarin

A small, sweet citrus fruit with a loose, orange skin and a juicy, segmented flesh.

Jackfruit

A large, tropical fruit with a spiky, green skin and a sweet, yellow flesh.

Kiwi

A small, brown fruit with a fuzzy, brown skin and a green or yellow flesh with small black seeds.

Pineapple

A tropical fruit with a tough, spiky skin and a sweet, juicy yellow flesh.

Lime

A small, green citrus fruit with a sour, acidic taste.

Lemon

A small, yellow citrus fruit with a sour, acidic taste.

Apricot

A small, orange fruit with a soft, juicy flesh and a smooth, velvety skin.

Grapefruit

A large, round citrus fruit with a yellow or pink skin and a sour, bitter taste.

Melon

A sweet, juicy fruit with a smooth, hard skin and a soft, pulpy flesh.

Coconut

A large, hard-shelled fruit with a white, fibrous flesh and a sweet, nutty flavor.

Avocado

A pear-shaped fruit with a rough, dark green or black skin and a soft, creamy flesh.

Peach

A soft, juicy fruit with a fuzzy, pink or yellow skin and a sweet, yellow or white flesh.

Types of Fruits

Fruits are a type of healthy food that grows on trees or on other types of plants and usually contains seeds. Fruits taste sweet because they have natural sugars in them and they are soft, dry, or fleshy to make them easy to eat. You can eat the skin of some fruits, like apples and pears, but people usually do not eat the skins of other fruits, like bananas, kiwis, and citrus fruits. When fruits are ready to be picked and eaten, they are described as being ‘ripe’. There are a few different groups where fruits are organized into citrus, stone, exotic, melons, and berries, among others.

Tropical Fruit Names

Tropical fruits are produced in tropical regions with an abundance of heat and rainfall. Some popular tropical fruits include:

  • Banana
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Guava
  • Passion fruit
  • Avocado

These fruits are known for their juicy, sweet flavors and are often eaten fresh or used in smoothies and desserts.

Temperate Fruit Names

Temperate fruits grow in more moderate climates, with distinct seasons. Common examples of temperate fruits are:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Cherry
  • Plum
  • Peach
  • Grapes

These fruits are often consumed fresh, but can also be cooked, canned, or made into preserves.

Types of Berries

Berries are small, juicy fruits that grow on bushes or vines. Some well-known types of berries are:

  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Cranberry
  • Gooseberry

Berries are commonly used in desserts, jams, and even beverages.

Stone Fruit Names

Stone fruits (drupes) are a type of fruit that has a hard, stone-like pit or seed at the center. These fruits are typically in season during the summer months and are often enjoyed fresh, but they can also be used in a variety of recipes, such as pies, jams, and preserves. Some common examples of stone fruits include:

  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Nectarines
  • Mangoes
  • Lychees

Exotic Fruit Names

Exotic fruits are less common in grocery stores and may be harder to find, often originating from remote or unusual locations. Examples of exotic fruits include:

  • Dragon fruit
  • Durian
  • Rambutan
  • Mangosteen
  • Lychee
  • Salak

These fruits can have unique flavors and textures, making them an exciting addition to one’s diet if they can be found.

Citrus Fruit Names

Citrus fruits are characterized by their bright colors, acidic flavors, and high vitamin C content. Some types of citrus fruits are:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerine
  • Clementine

Citrus fruits can be eaten fresh, juiced, or used in cooking and baking for their tangy flavor.

Pome Fruits

Pomes are fruits with a core containing several seeds enclosed by a tough membrane. The outer layer is fleshy and often edible. Examples of pomes are:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Quince

Pepo Fruits

Pepo fruits have a typically thick rind and watery flesh, often with numerous seeds. Pepo fruits are mainly from the Cucurbitaceae family. Examples are:

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash

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