Can you name 18 fruits that start with H? After doing some research we came up with a list of fruits that might sound familiar like honeydew and some that might be a surprise, like a hairless rambutan.
There are so many different kinds of fruits to explore. Have fun discovering 18 fruits beginning with H.
1. Honeycrisp Apple
The Honeycrisp apple is a variety of apple that was developed by the University of Minnesota in the 1960’s. It was then introduced to the market in the 1990’s. This apple got it’s name from the color and crunch.
This fruit is bright red with a yellow-green skin and has a sweet taste and smell. They can be eaten raw and are also great used in cooking like for pies, cakes, muffins and more.
2. Hairless Rambutan
This is a tropical fruit that is native to Indonesia and Malaysia. It’s similar to the rambutan fruit without the hair. They taste like lychee fruit and have a sweet flavor. The hairless rambutan can be eaten right off the tree. The fruit has a red flesh with a white center stone. The hairless rambutan is not grown for commercial use.
3. Highbush Blueberry
Highbush blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum, are native to the eastern coastal regions of North America. They are the most popular type of blueberries that can be found at your local grocery store. The highbush blueberry is also easy to grow for home gardeners.
4. Heirloom Tomato
Yes, believe it or not, heirloom tomatoes are fruit. They come in a variety of shapes and colors depending on their variety. Heirloom tomatoes can be chosen depending on their taste, size, or horticultural history.
These tomatoes come in colors like red, purple, yellow, and green. They can be sliced up fresh and eaten on their own or used for things like sauces and juices. Heirloom tomatoes can also be preserved and canned.
The hackberry fruit grows on large Celtis occidentalis trees. The hackberry is a small, dark red berry that is sweet in taste. They are native to North America and are full of nutrients.
These berries have a crispy shell, dry pulp and an edible seed, almost candy-like. Some even compare hackberries to the taste and texture of a peanut M&M. One thing to note is that you can’t buy hackberries at the store, they are only found out in nature.
6. Hardy Kiwi
Hardy kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberries are native to countries like Korea, Japan and Northern China, not New Zealand as the name might suggest.
They are about the size of a cherry tomato and look like a small kiwi without the fuzzy hair. The hardy kiwi is a little sweeter than a fuzzy kiwi. This fruit can be used for jams, desserts and more.
7. Horned Melon
You can’t mistake a horned melon with it’s spikey appearance. This fruit has a sweet melon taste with a hint of cucumber. A ripe melon’s skin is orange and the inside is soft with edible seeds.
The horned melon originated in south and central Africa and can now be found in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
Huckleberries are similar to blueberries except they are a little larger in size. They are also a little less sweet than blueberries. These berries are grown in North America and are actually the state fruit of Idaho. They can be blue, red, even black in color. Try making pies, jellies or jams with the tasty huckleberry.
9. Honeydew Melon
Honeydew melons are a soft, green melon with a white skin. They have a sweet taste and similar in taste and texture to cantaloupe. These melons are known to have originated in the Middle East.
Honeydews are packed with nutrients like vitamin B,C and potassium. These melons are a great addition to a fruit platter or used in a delicious dessert. Scroll to the bottom for a refreshing honeydew mocktail.
10. Hottentot Fig
This is a sour tasting fig from South Africa. They are different than a fig as you know it because they have a sour taste. You can eat them raw but they can also be dried or made into a jelly or jam.
You will be surprised to learn that yes, a hazelnut is considered a fruit from the hazel tree. They are super tasty and can be eaten raw or blended up into something delicious like a chocolate hazelnut spread.
12. Huito Fruit
The huito fruit has a gorgeous blue color. The color is so beautiful that the huito is used for natural dyes. This is an exotic, tropical fruit that has a bitter taste.
13. Himalayan Mulberry
These mulberries are from the Himalayan mountains and can be found in India and China. They are very hardy and have a wonderful taste.
14. Hala Fruit
Hala fruit is creamy in texture and sweet in taste. It is usually eaten raw or blended into drinks. The hala fruit looks a little like a large pinecone or strange pineapple. It’s made of segments called cones, the inside being pulpy while the outside is extremely fibrous.
Honeyberries come from the same family as honeysuckle. They are a beautiful blue berry that tastes like a cross between a blueberry and raspberry.
16. Hawthorn Fruit
Hawthorn fruit berries are small fruits that grow on a shrub or tree. Typically found in North America, Europe, and Northern Asia. These edible berries have a tangy and tart taste with a hint of sweetness. These berries are full of nutrition and have been used as an herbal remedy for different conditions.
17. Hawaiian Mountain Apple
This fruit grows on a tree in Hawaii, typically on the rainy side of the Big Island. It’s also known as a rose apple, Malay apple, or water apple.
The Hawaiian mountain apple has a shiny, waxy red skin and is bell shaped. A ripe mountain apple is very juicy and has a sweet taste.
18. Hog Plum
Hog plums, spondias mombin, are a yellow, edible fruit that are native to the tropical Americas. These drupe fruits are plum-like and typically grow to about 1.5-inches in length.
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Fruits That Start With H
- 2 cups cubed honeydew
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 mint leaves
- 1 cup sparkling water
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
- Serve this honeydew mocktail over ice.