10 Fruits That Start With Z

Looking for fruit that starts with the letter Z? We’ve put together this list of unique and delicious fruits.

This is a difficult one as not everyone knows about Zwetschge, they are a type of plum. But do you know any other fruits that start with the letter Z?

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 Z and see if you can find a new favorite!



Green Vegetables

I love zucchini year round, but especially in the summer. The immature zucchini, known as “courgettes,” are edible too; they are different from the mature plants and have a cream-colored skin. Some people refer to them as “courgette flowers” or “watermelon rinds,” because of their shape.

Zucchini is a member of the squash family and is edible from the age of about three weeks. They can be eaten raw in salads or tossed into soups such as minestrone. They can be steamed and then served alone or used in pasta dishes and other recipes where squash is often used.


The zarzamora, also known as the black berry, is a very popular fruit among children and adults. They are eaten by peeling them and then eating them directly or adding them to other foods.

They are small and dark in color with red-colored flesh inside. Zarzamoras grow on shrubs and vines in the middle of summer. They are typically smaller than blackberries, though they do taste similar to them. The most common way you will find these is by buying them at a local fruit stand or farmer’s market.


The zalzalak is a small, round fruit that enjoys maturing in the summer. Zalzalak is known for growing all over the Iberian Peninsula and has been there for a long time.

They are edible, sweet and can be eaten as they are or used in other recipes that call for fruits. They have a high sugar content and make wonderful desserts I use them in desserts and in a traditional Spanish drink called “zalzalakada.”

Zabergau Reinette Apples

red apples on white plastic container

Zabergau Reinette apples are a type of apple used to make tarts and desserts. They are found in Germany and are usually picked from August to October.

The apples have a sweet, delicate taste that is easily identifiable. If you want to buy some, make sure you keep them cold. They will go bad if kept at room temperature for too long—typically one or two days at the most.


Sometimes called a “plumcot,” the zwetschge is a small, round fruit that grows on trees that are native to Europe. The fruit is used in a lot of different ways and is great for baking.

The zwetschge is mostly eaten raw or used in jam or desserts, such as tarts. They can be stored longer than most fruits—up to ten days if kept at room temperature (though it is best to refrigerate them).

Zhe Fruit

Zhe fruit is also known as a “tamarind.” It is brown in color and has a taste similar to this of a lemon. Zhe fruit can be found growing in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Before you use them in any recipes, you will want to remove their outer shell and inner seed covering. Then you can use them in a lot of different ways—from drinks to jams or desserts—or consume them by themselves.

Zig Zag Vine Fruit

The Zig Zag Vine Fruit is also known as “Taiwan fruit” and is a shape that is similar to an apple. It has a very sweet taste and can be eaten raw or used in other recipes that call for fruits.

It grows on a small tree and usually have the texture of apples, but it doesn’t have any skin or flesh to it—it’s just the soft core of the fruit. What makes them different from other apples though is their strange shape. They can be found growing in China, Japan and Taiwan.

Ziziphus Fruit

The ziziphus fruit is also known as “jujube” and is a small, round fruit that has a sweet taste. You can eat them raw or use them in other recipes that call for fruits.

Ziziphus grows on trees in the middle of summer and they are picked while they are still unripe. I tried it for the first time a while back and found it to be a refreshing fruit to eat.


The zwangtah fruit is also known as “jambolan” and is a small, round fruit that grows on trees native to the Asian continent.

The fruit has a very sweet taste and is usually eaten raw or used in many different recipes that call for fruits. You can find them growing in China, India and Africa. I use them in my cooking for desserts and sometimes in savory dishes as well.

Zinfandel Grapes

blue berries on tree

Zinfandel grapes are known for being a very sweet wine grape. According to “How Stuff Works” online dictionary, Zinfandel grapes were first discovered in 1797 in the United States. The name “Zinfandel” comes from the grape’s creator, one Mr. Johann Saphir a German immigrant living in Croatia, who grew the grape and was one of its first producers.

When you buy Zinfandel grapes, make sure that you look for ones that are still attached to the stem and have a bright red color with no blemishes or other discolorations. I like to use them in a lot of different recipes, such as jams and jellies.


This was our comprehensive list for Fruits That Start With Z. Have you tried any from this list? Let me know in the comments section.

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