Here’s a list of fruits that start with F. In addition to just listing them, though, we’ll also provide some basic information about each one so you can learn more.
Let’s take a closer look…
1. Fairchild Tangerine
Fairchild tangerines are a combination of the Clementine mandarin and Orlando tangelo. They may not be as good for snacking as clementines, though, because it’s pretty hard to peel them, especially by hand.
The tangerine gets its name from the port of Tangier (in Morocco). It is believed the port played a central role in introducing the fruit to the world outside of Asia.
Tangerines in one form or another have been cultivated in Asia for more than 3,000 years, while they’ve only been grown in Europe and the rest of the world since the 19th century.
Farkleberry may have a funny-sounding name, but it’s still quite edible – if you can tolerate its bitterness. Usually, animals eat it more than people do.
The farkleberry naturally grows in several U.S. states, including Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, and the surrounding areas.
Want to read more about berries people do actually eat? Take a look at our guide to the benefits of berries.
3. Fascell Mango
Fascell mango originally came from the sunny state of Florida, back in the late 1930s. It was named after the person who first grew it, Michael Fascell.
It’s shaped more like an apple and has a sweet flesh without fiber in it.
Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the Fascell mango, however, is its tendency to mature in the shape of a heart.
4. Fazli Mango
Fazli is a type of mango that comes from India. There, people frequently use it to make a type of jam or pickles. It’s starting to get imported more and more, so it might one day become more common around the world.
The Fazil mango is one of many often overlooked but delicious mangos from West Bengal in Bangladesh. Thankfully, they are starting to gain a bit more recognition on global markets.
5. Fe’i Banana
Most people probably only know about the Cavendish banana, which is the type you see most often in grocery stores today. But there are many other types of banana, including the Fe’i.
This banana grows on islands in the Pacific and has a unique appearance. Rather than being long and yellow, it’s stubby and orange.
Feijoa is a South American fruit that tastes like a mix of pineapple and apple. It’s very juicy, with a smell that’s reminiscent of perfume.
The fruit belongs to the Myrtaceae, myrtle flowering plant, family and is native to the mountains regions of Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
7. Fibrous Satinash Fruit
The fibrous satinash fruit comes from Indonesia and Australia. People grow the tree specifically for its fruit, which makes jam.
Aside from the main ingredient in jam, satinash is edible raw but is more often used as a secondary ingredient in various recipes and dishes.
Figs are fruits that grow largely in the Middle East. It is one of the oldest fruits cultivated by mankind, and you can find references to it in ancient Greek writings by Aristotle.
Figs are extremely versatile as an ingredient. The fruit is used in everything from pudding and in dressing for meat to cakes, pies, and even in salads.
If you haven’t already, you should give it a try.
You can read our guide to what a fig tastes like for more information.
9. Finger Lime
The finger lime grows in Australia, which is why its scientific name is citrus australasica. Its nickname, finger, results from its shape, which is long and thin.
A few of the best ways to use finger limes include in pastries and cheesecake as well as in ice cream, cookies, and more.
Beware: finger lime does have a bit of a tangy taste. The outer part is oval-shaped and the inner parts resemble caviar!
It’s often referred to as citrus caviar.
Read Also: What are the Juiciest Limes?
10. Flatwoods Plum
You can find the Flatwoods plum growing in some southern United States regions. They’re round and purple, with a taste that makes them suitable for jam.
The Flatwoods plum may be eaten raw, but is also great for jam, pie, tarts, and other fruity recipes and dishes.
Even better, unlike a lot of wild fruits, the Flatwoods plum doesn’t have a sour taste to it.
That said, as far as plums go, this one could easily be mistaken for a peach or even apple or nectarine.
11. Florentine Citron
Do you love the smell of citrus? You might love the Florentine citron, then, as it’s a very aromatic citrus fruit.
Some compare its smell to that of the etrog, which is another citrus fruit we included in the below post about fruits that start with E.
This sour tasting fruit can be used as an ingredient in many of the same ways that lemon is. It may even go well with a glass of sweet ice tea!
12. Florida Strangler Fig
When it comes to fruits that start with f there are few with a strange name than the strangler fig.
Its intimidating name makes sense if you know how the Florida strangler fig grows. The seeds germinate in the canopy of a different tree, where it grows large enough to eventually kill the hosting tree.
Despite its frightening moniker, though, it is an edible fruit that was eaten by Native Americans long ago. Some people still eat it today.
13. Fox Grape
The vividly purple fox grape comes from North America and is the parent of many other types of grapes. Many use fox grapes to make wine.
Besides being the main ingredient in various types of wine, fox grapes are suitable for grape jam as well as eating raw (if you don’t overdo it!).
14. Fuji Apples
Fuji apples are one of the more well-known apple cultivars. The name comes from the place where it was first grown, Fujisaki, Japan.
The tasty sweet flavor of the Fuji apple makes it ideal for baking as well as eating it raw. The fact that the apple keeps its shape well when heated is another plus for using it in pies and such.
15. Fukushu Kumquat
Fukushu kumquat is a type of kumquat that’s a common ingredient in jellies and marmalades. Some also grow it for decorative purposes.
Aside from eating them raw (after peeling them of course), these little fruits are excellent in salads, in stuffing, even in bread and cakes.
For being such a small fruit, the Fukushu kumquat packs a large (and juicy) flavor. If you’re not careful, you’ll eat a dozen before you know it!
16. Feijoa- Also Known as Pineapple Guava
Feijoa is another fruit that can start with F, but it’s also sometimes referred to as pineapple guava.
People often make jam or jelly with these fruits or toss them into salads.
They are tangy and sweet at the same time.
17. False Mastic Fruit
The false mastic fruit, also known as yellow mastic, is a little round fruit with a yellowish-orange color. Inside the fruit is pulpy but juicy.
The fruit develops and matures rapidly, growing on tall evergreen trees and flowers all year round.
This fruit is a small fruit with a color of yellow and orange with a gummy pulp inside it.
18. Forest Strawberry Fruit
Forest strawberries, also known as Alpine strawberry, woodland strawberry, European strawberry, or simply as wild strawberries, belong to the rose family and grow naturally in regions north of the equator.
Wild strawberries aren’t as easy to find and purchase from the market as other strawberries, but they are indeed edible and tasty.
19. Florida Cherry
The Flordia Cherry is an oddity among the fruits that start with an F.
The shape of the fruit is unique; round but multi-ridged, making them excellent for landscaping purposes.
Besides looking great in your front lawn, or garden, Florida Cherries are edible (but they do not taste like normal cherries).
20. Five Flavors Berry
The Five Flavors berries grow on a vine, very much similar to grapes.
The berries are dark reddish-purple in color and have quite a large taste (hence, the cool name!)
Further, the seeds of the Five Flavors berry contain lignans. That means the berries are extremely beneficial to your health as well.
FAQs About “F” Fruits
How Many Fruits Start with F?
According to our list, there are at least 20 fruits that start with the letter “F”.
However, other F fruit lists commonly include between just 7 and 15 items.
Are Farkleberries Edible?
Farkleberries are indeed edible, and they taste rather good as well.
Be prepared for a mouthful of crunched-up seeds though, because farkleberries are quite seedy fruits.
Why Is It Called a “Five Flavor” Berry?
The Five Flavor berry gets its name from its various flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy. That’s a mouthful of flavor!
Is Forest Strawberry Fruit Safe?
The wild strawberry, also known as a forest strawberry, is absolutely safe and edible.
That said, they are smaller and not quite as tasty as larger strawberries.
A Final Word About Fruits That Start With “F”
There you have it! A list of fruits that start with f. Hopefully we haven’t missed any and you’re able to complete your crossword puzzle without any issues.
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