Looking for fruit that starts with the letter O? We’ve put together this list of unique and delicious fruits.
Everyone knows about Oranges, they are a great source of Vitamin C and are often used in juices or eaten as a snack. But do you know many other fruits that start with the letter O?
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 O and see if you can find a new favorite!
Orient pear (or china pear) is a medium sized, round, green and yellow fruit that resembles a slightly pear-shaped apple. It has a tart but sweet flavor. The windfall or overripe fruit is called the “idiot’s kiwi” because of its resemblance to the common Kiwi fruit, which tastes so sour it’s almost inedible.
The Orient Pear can be bought fresh or canned, and can be eaten raw or can be used in many other recipes. These are one of my favorite fruits to have because it is very juicy and flavorful.
Oranges can be eaten fresh or can be used for juice, salads and in desserts—such as the famous orange creamsicle! You will know when an orange is ripe if it smells sweet and its skin is smooth and glossy. If you don’t like oranges, you probably wouldn’t have guessed because it seems like everyone likes them.
I like to use them in smoothies, juices and sometimes just eat them fresh. If I don’t use them or I see an orange that is too ripe, I’ll make sure to freeze it because oranges can stay good for a long time if they are frozen.
Olives are a small, round fruit that has pitted flesh. When olives are ripe, they are dark green or black in color. Olives can be eaten raw or used in recipes.
In baking, olives can be used to make savory dishes such as stews and paella. They can also be stuffed with cheese, vegetables and meats before being baked or served as hors d’oeuvres.
The name of this fruit comes from the Italian word “oragano,” which means orange. The Orangelo used to be the most expensive fruit . It is grown in a very special way so that it looks like an orange and tastes like a tangerine.
To find one, go to specialty produce markets. When you purchase Orangelos, look for one that has a good shape, smooth skin and bright color. It can be used in many culinary uses, including jams and marmalade, sorbets and jellies.
A peach is a juicy, fleshy stone fruit that grows on trees. A peach is a fun fruit to eat because you can bite into it—and its peel peels off in one long strip! Peaches are delicious and sweet.
They can be eaten fresh or used in recipes. To tell if a peach is ripe, check to see if it gives slightly when pressed.
Osteen mango is a small tree fruit that grows in India. It looks like a mangosteen and tastes like a mango. There are two different kinds of Osteens, one with the skin on the outside and one without the skin.
It is used in various recipes and can be eaten raw or used in savory dishes and desserts. While buying Osteen make sure they are ripe.
The Opal Plum is a small, seedless, round fruit that is either green or red. It is called an opal plum because of its translucent, jewel-like skin. The Opal Plum can be eaten raw or used in many recipes.
It can be bought fresh or canned and usually has a rich flavor and its taste is similar to a plums.
Oval Kumquat Fruit
A kumquat is a small, round fruit with a sweet, yet sour taste that is sometimes used to make jellies and jams. A kumquat has a firm, pebbly skin. The oval shape of the kumquat makes it look like a little oval fruit.
Kumquats are covered in large vertical skin that are separated by cross rows of seeds. When you buy Kumquats make sure they aren’t too ripe because they can spoil easily and won’t taste as good when you eat them.
Olallieberries are large, round, dark purple berries. They have a sweet and sour taste and grow on large shrubs. The trees grow wild in the coast ranges of North America and are often cultivated or grown in home gardens.
The berries can be eaten raw or used in pies, jams and berry-flavored beverages.
The Opal Apple is an apple that is light green or pale yellow in color. It has a sweet and tangy taste, similar to an ordinary apple. Opal Apples can be eaten raw or can be used in many recipes as a substitute for regular apples.
It is sold fresh and can be bought at specialty produce markets or online. While buying Opal Apples make sure they are ripe, try to find one that feels soft when you squeeze it too hard because it might feel like if it would break in half.
The Orlando Tangelo is a citrus fruit that is shaped like a tangerine—which is what it was originally called. It has a sweet, tangerine flavor and can be eaten raw or used in many recipes as a replacement for regular tangerines.
It can be bought fresh or can be bought frozen, canned or dried. While you’re picking out your next piece of fruit make sure it is ripe and not overripe because it might taste sour if it is overripe.
Oroblanco/Oro Blanco Grapefruit
The Oroblanco/Oro Blanco grapefruit is a large, oval shaped fruit that has a dark green or yellow skin and green flesh. It can be used in various recipes and is usually eaten with many different types of food such as salads, savory dishes, desserts and puddings. I like to make fruit salads with this grapefruit and sometimes just eat it and eat it plain!
Oroblanco grapes can be eaten fresh or used in many recipes as a replacement for regular grapefruit. When you’re at the stores looking for Oroblanco/Oro Blanco Grapefruit, look for one that has a firm outer skin, flesh that yields slightly to pressure and feels heavy.
The Otaheite Gooseberry is a green or yellow fruit. It has a soft, white flesh that surrounds a hard stone or pit. The Gooseberry can be eaten raw or used in many recipes such as jams and jellies, pies and desserts.
It can also be put in cocktails and cordials. When you’re buying an Otaheite Gooseberry, look for one that has smooth skin and a sweet smell but doesn’t smell moldy in any way.
Oullins Gage Plum
A Gage plum is a green or yellow fruit that can be eaten raw or used in many recipes. The Oullins Gage Plum is a variety of the standard Gage plum, which has an even richer flavor.
The flesh of the fruit is firm and juicy, the skin thin and has a sweet-acid taste, making it ideal for both eating raw and in cooking.
The Ogallala Strawberry is a variety of wild strawberry. It has a sweet and tangy taste and can be eaten raw or used in many recipes as a substitute for regular strawberries. The Ogallala Strawberry can be bought fresh or frozen, canned or dried.
While buying an Ogallala Strawberry make sure you are looking at one that is not discolored, mushy and looks firm because they will lose their flavor if they are overripe or moldy. I like these strawberries because the taste is quite sweet and their flavor is very different from regular strawberries.
The Orin Apple is a fruit that is almost green in color and has a sweet and sour taste. The Orin Apple can be eaten raw or used in many recipes such as pies, pastries, fruitsauces and jams and jellies.
It can also be frozen in banana slices to make popsicles, which are great for kids to eat on a hot summers day.
Ogeechee limes are small, round fruits that are green or yellow in color. They have a sweet and sour taste and can be eaten raw or used in many recipes as a replacement for regular limes.
It should be stored at room temperature and can be kept for about two weeks after being cut from the tree. I use them to make sweet limeade, which are very refreshing during the summer! People who don’t like the flavor of limes can use them for fish and seafood with a little salt in it.
Ozark Beauty Strawberry
The Ozark Beauty Strawberry is a large berry that is green in color. The berries are sweet and sour with a flavor that is almost like a red raspberry. The fruit can be eaten raw or used in many recipes such as jams, pies, and pancake syrup.
The Ozark Beauty Strawberry can also be canned or frozen for later consumption and if you buy them from the store, make sure they are not shriveled or very hard because they will have no flavor if they are overripe or moldy.
Ozark Gold Apple
Ozark Gold apples are a yellow apple with a red-blush that is considered a popular apple variety. They have a sweet and tart taste and can be eaten raw or used in many recipes as a replacement for regular apples.
The Ozark Apple belongs to the Golden Delicious group of apples and has an overall light yellow skin with bright red cheeks, which makes it very attractive. It also has a firm, slightly crisp flesh, low acidity and a sweet flavor that is not overwhelming.They are usually sold fresh but you can also buy them frozen, canned or dried in packages.
This was our comprehensive list for Fruits That Start With O. Have you tried any from this list? Let me know in the comments section.