Looking for fruit that starts with the letter A? We’ve put together this list of unique and delicious fruits.
Everyone knows about Apples, they often start out the first fruits babies learn bout. You can find them in pies, tarts, crisps, and even wine! But do you know many other fruits that start with the letter A?
Whether you’re looking for something readily available at your local supermarket or something a little more exotic, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of fruits that start with A and see if you can find a new favorite!
This desert beauty is a king of raspberries. The skin is smooth, and this variety is so sweet and delicious—a perfect combination for a summertime treat.
It use to be a little hard to find, but it’s now available in both grocery stores and farmers’ markets. It is grown in the state of California and takes its name from Atherton, the city where it was first cultivated.
Australian Finger Lime
Finger limes are green and oval-shaped with a smooth, hard rind. With the bumpy texture of a citrus and sweet, tart flavor of an orange, this small citrus fruit is a favorite of both chefs and customers.
Finger limes have been called the “kumquat of Australia,” because they’re both easy to eat as well as have a similar flavor and appearance. They don’t require any peeling or slicing—simply cut them into wedges like an orange!
If you have ever had an American hazelnut, then you know what an amazing combination of texture and flavor this fruit is. They are just so hard that you can use them to whack yourself in the head with!
American hazelnuts are a cross between a nut, a fruit (like almond), and the cupuaçu berry native to Brazil. They’re one of my favorite nuts because they’re so unique, and I just love how their soft texture blends with the crunchy bite.
This name is a bit misleading. It’s a cross between a regular apple and the Chinese apple, and it’s in season once winter starts to chill us. The alligator skin is usually red with dark stripes, similar to an alligator.
I like the name of this fruit because it makes me think of crocodiles, which are one of my favorite animals! I like them because they are sweet, flavorful, and fun to eat because of their shape.
If you’re looking for a pear that is more flavorful, then you might want to try an Asian pear. In addition to being crisp and juicy, these pears are also mildly tart and have a mellow, buttery texture.
Because I used to always pass them by at the grocery store, I am always happy when someone brings me one home as a gift! Asian pears are native to South-east Asia and China. When buying one of these pears, look for a yellow skin with some green or brown on the edges.
American Black Elderberry
This small fruit is native to the eastern United States. It has no skin, and its dark and fatter than most others on this list. The black elderberry is primarily known for its dark purple color, but it also has a sweeter flavor and a higher sugar content than other berries, which makes the black elderberry a treat for the whole family.
You can eat it like a berry or use it to make jam like you would an elderberry bush. Elderberries taste similar to wild blueberries but are much sweeter, making them great additions to smoothies. You can also use them as a substitute for blackberries in many recipes.
The small red fruit of the ackee tree is a native of Jamaica. The fruits are extremely acidic, making them bejeweled with tiny black seeds. Ackees can be eaten raw or cooked, and they are usually served with salt, vinegar, and some spices.
Ackee has become very popular in recent years and can be purchased fresh at many markets during the winter months. During the summer months, ackees can often be found at farmers’ markets.
Apple berries are small, black berries that are often used in salads and spreadable fruit. When you eat an apple berry, you taste a sweet, crisp texture with a tangy bite. They’re quite tart and sour on their own, but they can be mixed with other fruits to make healthy juices, smoothies, and more!
Apple berries are also called sharon fruit and aronia berry. You can use this fruit for many different purposes: some people like to use it to make jam or jelly, while others like to make juice out of it. Apple berries can be found in most supermarkets during the winter months.
Australian Round Lime
The outer shell of an Australian round lime is brown and rough. You can use the insides of a round lime to make marmalade and pickle relish. If you eat the inside of an Australian round lime, however, it will give you the sharpest, most sour mouth-puckering experience around!
This fruit was originally from South Australia. After harvesting this fruit, it was put on display in shipping vessels so that sea captains could eat these limes rather than tossing them overboard!
Autumn Glory Apple
The autumn glory apple is actually a cross between a red delicious apple and an Empire. The fruit of this tree has a deep red color on the outside and a creamy white color on the inside.
The texture of these apples is crisp, juicy, and sweet. Pick one up today if you’re looking for an apple that’s rounder than most! You can find them in the fall months at your local market or grocery store.
The ambarella is a fruit that hails from South America, and it’s found in many different countries around the world. It can be purchased in many different forms: fresh, frozen, or processed. They are popular in tropical smoothies because of their zesty flavor and sweetness. You can also find ambarella in juices and wines!
It is grown in the tropical regions of the Amazon and Northern Africa. It is a member of the citron family. The name comes from the Latin word “ambara,” which means “amber fruit.” If you want to find some fresh ambarella at your local market, you can often find them between November and March!
The ambrosia apple is a small apple with a bright red color that grows in the Amazon. You can find this fruit at your local farmers’ markets in the autumn months.
Ambrosia apples are tart and crunchy when they’re fresh, but once they’re refrigerated, they become sweet and juicy. I love to use ambrosia apples as an ingredient in recipes—they are one of my favorite ingredients to blend with other fruits for a healthier green drink!
The roots of the American mandrake can be used as a substitute for licorice root. It can be used in place of licorice root in recipes because it has similar flavor, looks like licorice, and is made out of the same plant!
You can find American mandrake roots at many health food stores and herb shops. It is also readily available online.
The Aprium is a small, watermelon-like fruit that grows in the Himalayan region. It is a member of the gourd family. In India and Pakistan, this fruit is called the “lungi berry” or “lungi pod.”
Apriums are very sour; if you like tartness, look for one with great taste! You can find them in the autumn months at your local market or grocery store.
The name for the Araza fruit comes from Arabic and means literally “honey apple.” This is a soft, delicate, smaller variety of pear that’s yellow when ripe. They are said to be a little sweeter than the ordinary pear and have the sweetest flesh around. These fruits are eaten fresh or used in other recipes.
I like to eat these fruits raw, but they are also wonderful when added to cakes, preserves, and marmalade. You can find Arazas in the autumn months at your local market or grocery store.
The atemoya is a small fruit with a yellow, smooth skin and crisp texture. They’re sweet and creamy, like a tangerine. They can be peeled and eaten as is or added to baking recipes.
They grow in the Amazon region of South America. The atemoya is often referred to as the “little navel” because of this fruit’s shape. You can find them in the autumn months at your local market or grocery store.
Okay, this next one is super-new, but I’ve been hearing about these since the late 90s. Acerola cherries are the little seeds of a tropical tree. They’re red and they taste like a combination of chocolate and cherry: rich, sweet, and tart.
Acerola cherries claim to be the seed of nutrition and are said to have been around for thousands of years. My dad always packs them in his lunch when heading off on the road!
Adams Pearmain Apple
This is the one that made me go “wow,” and I feel so lucky to have had it happen to me. It was a crisp, delicious apple. I had bought it on a whim while in New York City and instantly devoured it on the train ride back to Philly.
Of course, there are other pears that taste great when eaten raw—except for this Pearmain!
It is grown on a pear tree and is smaller than a regular apple and has a striated look to it. Adams Pearmains are now sold year-round at some markets in Pennsylvania.
I LOVE this fruit! This was the first time I had ever eaten breadfruit, but it felt and tasted like bread. It’s a bit unusual from a fruit standpoint, as it’s almost semitransparent and quite gelatinous.
I bought it on a wonderful little Caribbean street market in Philadelphia; each bar is different, with different-colored shells. Breadfruit is very inexpensive: I got two bars for the price of only one apple. Made into pudding or cooked into dishes, breadfruit tastes great when added to smoothies or salads.
American Red Raspberry
The American red raspberry, also known as the mountain raspberry or red wineberry, is mostly grown in the southeastern United States. It’s a very small and tart fruit, only about an inch long.
I love this fruit; I buy it every year at the farmers’ market . Pits are edible or can be juiced for its tasty juice-like syrup. You can also just eat them raw as well! It is one of the most common fruits in the world and can be found everywhere.
African Cherry Orange
The African fruit known as the African cherry orange is very similar to an orange, but smaller and with a pronounced pit. It can be eaten raw or made into a juice or used in a smoothie.
The orange color is somewhat different from that of an American-grown orange; it’s much lighter and more yellow, with hints of green. My dad loves this one!
This may seem like an unexpected choice because it’s actually a fruit that seems even more like a vegetable. Avocado leaves, bark, and wood are used in different areas of the world to make furniture and fences.
In fact, the avocado is a type of tree that grows in tropical climates. The color of avocados varies depending on how ripe they are. If you want to buy one, choose one that is heavy for its size, feels slightly soft when gently pressed with your thumb or finger, and has no dark spots or bruises on it. When you cut into an avocado to eat it, the pit should come out cleanly without sticking or being squishy.
The word “apple” could mean a huge variety of different fruits, but it’s the fruit we choose to use when we say “apple.” Apples are one of the most popular fruits in America.
There are hundreds of different kinds of apples, varying in size and shape, so make sure you choose an apple that looks good when you look at it. They can be eaten raw, sliced for salads and desserts, or made into pies and other baked goods. If you want to use an apple for dessert, choose one that is firm with muscles around the outside of the fruit.
These bright purple fruits are native to Asia, but they are now grown in many places around the world. Akebia fruit is often used to make wines and juices.
They are sweet and you can eat them raw or cooked. They’re also used in candy and jams. This fruit has been popular for a long time as part of herbal medicine treatmen
These fruits, also known as “apriums,” are in the plum family. There are many different types of apricot trees, although they all produce roughly the same fruit. Apricots have a rough skin that you need to peel off before you eat them. They’re easy to spot because they tend to be round and bright orange-yellow in color.
Apricots can be eaten raw or used as an ingredient in baked goods and other desserts. I use it in a granola bar recipe that includes dried fruit, nuts, and oats. Apricots have an almond-like taste.
These fruits are part of the Amazon rain forest, and it is a giant vine that produces small but delicious grapes. The grapes are very sweet, and you can eat them raw or make them into jams.
The “Amazon” in its name refers to the Amazon River—a river in South America that flows from Peru. They grow on huge vines, which can be more than 100 feet long and 20 feet wide. It is delicious to eat these grapes while standing in the jungle. If a mango is a “king of fruits,” then a grape grown in the Amazon is a “queen of fruits.
Angular Sea Fig
Figs have been harvested for a long time, and they are now grown in many areas of the world. Compared to most other fruits, figs don’t store particularly well. They have an unusual shape and a “rough” skin that makes them hard to peel after they are picked.
Figs are often used as an ingredient in baking. They can be eaten raw or cooked into jams, jellies, breads, and pastries. You can also use them in ice cream recipes or frozen yogurt toppings.
This perennial plant produces tiny strawberries that have a delicate, sweet flavor. Alpine strawberries are a type of herbaceous flowering plant that grows naturally in most mountainous regions around the world.
They grow on low mounds, and they produce lots of tiny white flowers with green centers in the summer. These fruits are actually perennials and work well as ground cover. If you want to use them for cooking, choose ones that have lots of little berries on them, which will only get bigger over time if you take care of your plant well.
The chestnut tree was a popular source of food in America, but the tree was wiped out by a fungal disease called chestnut blight. The remains of the trees are still being found today in many parts of the country. American chestnuts are extremely similar to chestnuts that were grown before they were wiped out.
I used to eat these rich, sweet fruit when I was growing up, and I’d like to think that it had some effect on my character!
This is another type of edible cactus that is popular in Mexico. The young pads are dipped in hot water to soften their spines. Some people prefer to eat the raw vegetable with a squeeze of lemon juice, but most people prefer to use it as a juice or syrup.
I use it as a sugar substitute. It’s important to be sure that you get Agave syrup, which comes from the sap of the inflorescence (the part of the plant that holds its flowers).
Acai is a super-berry! It’s extremely high in antioxidants, and you can use it to make both sweet and savory dishes. Acai is also used to make juices, smoothies, and milkshakes.
I use it as a topping for ice cream and yogurt. I like to put it on pancakes for breakfast, or add it to my smoothie before going for a run.
This was our comprehensive list for Fruits That Start With A. Have you tried any from this list? Let me know in the comments section.