We’re continuing our list of fruits with this compilation of fruits that start with V. Along with listing each fruit, we’ll tell you a fact about them so you can use it as a learning opportunity.
Keep reading to discover more about some fruits you may have never seen before…
1. Vaccarese Grape
If you were to go back through the fruit links at the bottom of this post, you’d find a lot of grape cultivars on them. That’s because there are tons of grapes out there, most of which are used in wine creation.
The Vaccarese grape is no exception. It, too, is a grape used to make wine. Unlike others which often come from Italy, though, it comes from France.
2. Valencia Orange
Valencia oranges, renowned for their sweetness and juiciness, are popular components in orange juice. Buy a carton of orange juice from virtually any store, and you can be almost entirely sure Valencia oranges were used to make it.
In fact, we even ranked them number one in our guide to the sweetest and juiciest oranges!
3. Valencia Pride Mango
Out of all the mangoes that grow in Florida, Valencia Pride mangoes are known as the speediest growers. Consider growing this delicious fruit if you want something that will grow quickly.
Read Also: Where are Mangoes Grown?
4. Van Dyke Mango
Florida produces a surprising number of mango varieties, including the Van Dyke mango. It’s named after Madeline Van Dyke, who is believed to have been the first person to grow it back in the 1930’s.
As one of the most expensive spices in the world, most people imagine vanilla in its extract or seed form. However, it does indeed grow long, thin fruits.
6. Velvet Apple
The velvet apple’s name makes a lot of sense when you hold it in your hand. Just like a peach, it’s covered in a fine down that makes it feel like velvet. If you were to eat it, you’d find that it also tastes like a peach.
7. Velvet Tamarind
Small, grape-sized velvet tamarind fruits grow in Africa. They form a tough, inedible shell as they grow that needs to be cracked off if you’re going to eat them.
Once the shell is removed, you can eat the pulp raw or make it into a juice.
8. Vernaccia Grape
If you’re a fan of white wine, then you might already be familiar with the Vernaccia grape. This is a type of Italian grape used in quite a few white wines.
9. Vespolina Grape
No one is entirely sure how the Vespolina grape got its name. What is known, however, is that it’s another Italian grape that’s frequently made into wine.
10. Vicar of Winkfield Pear
Just like there are tons of grape varieties, there are also plenty of pears. The Vicar of Winkfield, an English pear, is just one example. This one is most suitable for being used in cooking or baking.
Read Also: Why are Pears Called Pears?
11. Victoria Plum
The Victoria plum was first grown in England. It’s green on the outside, with yellow and red flesh on the inside.
12. Voa Vanga
Voa vanga is a popular fruit in some African countries. It is also called the Spanish tamarind.
13. Volkamer Lemon
The Volkamer lemon is a hybrid of lemons and sour oranges. It’s quite acidic, but also has an enjoyable aroma.