Are you trying to find fruits that start with C? We did some searching and found quite a few options. In this guide, we’ll show you what we found and provide you some information on each fruit.
1. Cabernet Sauvignon Grape
Everyone knows that wine is made from grapes. What you might not know about it is that there are tons of different types of grapes used to make wine, leading to various wine types and flavors.
Cabernet Sauvignon is just one such grape. It is actually one of the most popular red wine grapes in the world.
Cagaita is an apple-like fruit coming from Brazil. You can eat it raw, but be careful not to eat too much at once, because it is a laxative. Brazilian people frequently use it to make drinks and desserts.
One of caimito’s other names is star apple. It is a round fruit that turns purple when it’s ripe. The name star apple is due to the fact that it has a faint star pattern in its flesh.
4. Calabash Nutmeg
The Calabash nutmeg tree grows in Africa. Most parts of the tree are used, including the wood.
As for culinary uses, the fruits are frequently made into a spice because they taste like nutmeg. They are dried out, then sold as-is or ground into a spice.
Calamansi is also called calamondin, so it could appear on this list twice. In terms of identity, it’s a hybrid citrus fruit that comes from the Philippines. Filipino chefs love to put it in drinks or preserves.
Here’s what we mean when we say calamansi could be on our list twice because of its two names! To ensure our list is comprehensive, we’ve placed calamondin on it, as well.
Cambuca is a tomato-shaped fruit that comes from Brazil. Its skin ranges from yellow to bright green, and some people say it tastes similar to mango.
Read Also: What Do Mangoes Taste Like?
8. Camu-Camu Berry
Camu-camu bushes grow along the Amazon river. Their berries have a high concentration of Vitamin C, making them a nutritious fruit. You’ll recognize them based on their cherry-like appearance.
9. Canary Melon
Care to guess why the canary melon is called that? It’s because of its bright yellow skin, much like a canary’s feathers.
It has a soft flesh that tastes like honeydew. You’ll find it in various Asian countries.
10. Canistel Fruit
With a giant pit in the center, it’s little wonder that the canistel fruit is frequently called the egg fruit, too. The fruit has an orange-yellow color much like a peach’s flesh. It tastes sweet.
Cantaloupe is a large, tan-colored melon that most people are familiar with. When you slice it open, you reveal bright orange flesh that’s soft and sweet. It’s a great breakfast food.
We’ve also written about what cantaloupe tastes like when it’s overripe, if you want more information on its flavor and texture.
12. Cape Gooseberry
The cape gooseberry shares a family with the famous eggplant. It has a delicate ribbed structure that makes it look like a lantern.
In the United States, many people refer to the cape gooseberry as goldenberry.
Perhaps a more popular name for carambola is star fruit. If you were to look at it from the bottom, it would be shaped like a star, which is where the popular nickname comes from.
You can eat it raw or turn it into a relish or preserve.
Read Also: What Does Starfruit Taste Like?
Carob trees and their fruit originally come the Mediterranean and Middle East. You might find this fruit frequently at health food stores because its pods are often ground up and used as a substitute for cocoa powder.
15. Cashew Apple
Most people only know the cashew tree for its delicious, sickle-shaped nut. However, the cashew nut is only a small part of what the cashew tree produces. The tree also produces a bright yellow apple that’s a popular curry ingredient.
You can read more about it in our post about what cashew fruit tastes like.
16. Cavendish Banana
Walk into just about any grocery store produce section, and we can almost guarantee you’ll find cavendish bananas. At this point in time, cavendish bananas are among the most popular banana cultivars.
Their soft and sweet flesh is suitable for a range of culinary purposes. Peel them and eat them raw for a nice snack, use them to bake bread, or toss them in a fruit salad.
One of our favorite recipes is this oatmeal strawberry banana smoothie, which is perfect for breakfast.
17. Cayenne Cherry
These bright red cherries kind of look like tiny pumpkins. Pop one in your mouth, though, and you’ll find they taste quite different. They have a sweet or sour flavor depending on how ripe they are.
18. Cedar Bay Cherry
Cedar bay cherries typically come from Australia and Indonesia. The name comes from the fact that you find them often in Cedar Bay National Park, which is located in the northern part of Australia.
You can eat the cherries straight off the bush or use them to make preserves.
Cempedak doesn’t currently grow in a wide range of places. Rather, you’ll find it typically in some southeast Asian countries and occasionally Hawaii. It’s related to breadfruit and tastes similar.
20. Ceylon Gooseberry
Ceylon gooseberries are small, round fruits kind of like elderberries. They’re incredibly juicy, but also acidic, so most people don’t eat them raw.
21. Chayote Fruit
The Chayote fruit resembles part of a cactus, except it’s bright green. Most people who eat it cook it first, treating it like a squash. It appears in salsas occasionally.
Although Cherimoya now grows widely in South America, it came from Central America originally. You can even find it in Spain these days.
Mark Twain loved this creamy fruit. It has a flavor similar to banana and pineapple.
Most people probably recognize the cherry fruit from the tops of sundaes. There are actually many different types of cherry, and many berries that are called cherry.
24. Chico Fruit
The chico fruit is sometimes called sapodilla. It is popular in many tropical countries, but the name chico comes from the Philippines.
Glance at them quickly, and you might mistake the chinotto for an orange. Chinotto is an Italian word for the bitter fruit, which often gets used for flavoring.
You can find chokecherry growing in Canada and the United States. It has beautiful white flowers and small red fruits.
Be careful about feeding chokecherry to your animals. The pit is toxic for horses and cattle.
27. Churchland Pear
The Churchland pear is a type of pear that was supposedly born in the late 1600’s in the United States. Its name comes from the fact that the first Churchland pear tree grew on a church’s land.
The flavor of the Churchland pear is mild with a creamy texture.
Citrangequat’s bizarre name comes from the fact that it’s a hybrid of citrange and kumquat. They’re quite bitter, but some people still like to eat them when they’re ripe.
Citron resembles a bumpy lemon. It has a wide range of uses, including food, medicine, and even religious offerings.
The clementine is the genetic offspring of two different types of oranges, the willowleaf mandarin and sweet orange. Because they’re so easy to peel, they make an excellent snack. Some might find them more palatable than normal oranges because they’re not as acidic.
31. Cleopatra Mandarin
If you’re eager to try the golden Cleopatra mandarin, you might want to change your mind. These fruits are so incredibly bitter that most people find them too sour to eat. Instead, people use them to produce juice.
32. Cluster Fig
What separates the cluster fig from other fruit trees is how its fruit grows. Rather than dangling from branches, cluster figs grow close to the trunk itself.
The fruits of the cluster fig tree make an excellent traditional alcoholic drink.
One nickname for the coconut tree is “tree of life,” simply because of how useful the tree is. The large coconuts are an excellent source of food, but they’re also often used to make a variety of products like cosmetics.
Cocoplum plants dot the beaches in tropical countries. It grows a dark purple fruit that has a slightly sweet flavor. For the most part, though, it’s not particularly flavorful.
35. Conference Pear
Wondering how the conference pear got its corporate-sounding name? The name comes from the fact that the pear won an award at the 1885 National British Pear Conference. These pears are sweet and have a soft texture that makes them suitable for processing.
36. Cornelian Cherry
Cornelian cherries have a blazingly red color and oval shape that makes them resemble cherry tomatoes. As it ripens, the cornelian cherry turns dark red or yellow. It has a sour taste.
37. Cortland Apple
The Cortland apple as we know it today was born in New York in the late 1800’s. It comes from McIntosh and Ben Davis apples, and is currently one of the most popular apples in the United States.
38. Cosmic Crisp Apple
Many of the fruits on this list are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. This isn’t the case for the remarkably young cosmic crisp, which was bred in 1997 in the state of Washington. It was created to have the flavor of the Honeycrisp apple, except with an increased shelf life.
Crabapples grow on these stunningly gorgeous trees that develop pink flowers resembling cherry blossoms. They’re fairly common in the northern hemisphere. The tiny crabapple fruits are sour and can be made into a jam with a zingy taste.
An impressive 98% of the world’s cranberry supply comes from the United States, Canada, and Chile. Cranberries usually get turned into juice, jam, or sauce.
Read Also: What Does Cranberry Juice Taste Like?
41. Crimson Delight Apple
The Crimson Delight apple is excellent for transport. It doesn’t bruise easily and can store for up to six months if it’s refrigerated.
You can use this delicious apple for a variety of purposes, including snacking or baking.
42. Crimson Gold Apple
You might think that the Crimson Gold apple’s name is a little bit confusing, since it’s just a combination of two colors. But the name is surprisingly fitting, given that its flesh is gold with variegated red strips.
It is a combination of crabapple and apple. Because of this, the flavor marries sweetness and tartness in one package.
43. Crispin Apple
Crispin apple originally comes from Japan. It has particularly sweet and juicy flesh that makes it ideal for biting into.
On the surface, crowberry vaguely resembles blueberries. The dark color in its flesh is perfect for making an all-natural dye.
The cupuacu fruit comes from South America. It’s a popular ingredient in ice cream and other snacks.
Because it is so attractive, the currant plant is often grown purely for ornamental reasons. However, it does also grow currants, which are also called gooseberries and are edible.
47. Custard Apple
Custard apple mostly grows in the western hemisphere. Its fruits grow in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, and the flavors vary accordingly. It might be juicy and sweet, and it could also be absolutely revolting.
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