Looking for fruits that start with H? If you are looking for cooking inspiration or to win a game this is the most complete and updated list you’ll find.
If you are looking for inspiration for new fruits to eat, need them for a homework or just want to learn some new fascinating things about fruits then this is the right list for you.
While there are definitely some obscure additions there are others you’ll be surprised are included in the list.
- Hog Plum
- Heirloom tomato
- Highbush Blueberry
- Honeyberry or fly huneysuckle
- Honeydew melon
- Hardy Kiwi
- Hawthorn fruit or hawthorn berry
- Horned melon
- Huito fruit
- Hala fruit o breadfruit
- Honey locust
- Hass avocado
- Hyuganatsu citrus fruit
- Hackberry fruit
- Honeycrisp apple
- Hairless rambutan
- Hottentot fig
- Himalayan mulberry
The Hog Plum is a fruit that is native to the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico and was formerly known as the Elephant Apple, Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit, Nopal, Barbary Fig and Indian Fig.
Hog plum has traditionally been used in the southwestern United States for food and medicine.
I know, isn’t this list supposed to be a fruit list? Well my fried tomatoes are actually a fruit! So even tho they are commonly served as a vegetable they had to be incleded in this list of fruits that start with h.
An heirloom tomato is any of numerous varieties of tomatoes, usually sold as plants to be grown by home gardeners, that have often been passed down for generations.
These tomatoes have the rich, intense taste you remember from your childhood. Heirloom tomatoes can still be found in some farmer’s markets and specialty food stores, but if you want to save seeds to grow your own plants, you will need to plant them yourself or find a friend.
The highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) is one species of the largest genus of flowering plants in the heather family, Ericaceae.
Honeyberry or fly huneysuckle
The Honeyberry is a shrub with sweet-tasting berries that originated in the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia regions of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, but has recently been discovered to be a cross between a honeyberry and a blueberry plant.
Honeydew is a cultivar group of the muskmelon Cucumis melo L. In some countries, honeydew is known as “rockmelon”, which may lead to confusion with the cantaloupe, also called rockmelon or “muskmelon”.
Honeydew has a smooth, pale green skin and a sweet, succulent flesh.
You can use honeydew melon to make smoothies, fruit salads, sweet desserts, and appetizers.
A Huckleberry is any of several similar species of the genus Gaylussacia that are native to North America, especially G. baccata (huckleberries) and G. frondosa (blue huckleberries).
The berries range in size from that of a small blueberry to larger than a grape. They are characterized by an intense flavor which some find too tart and others find delicious.
Huckleberries may be used in pies, jam, fruit leather, muffins, pancakes or ice cream.
The hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta , also known as the hardy Chinese grape, is a species of flowering plant in the kiwifruit family Actinidiaceae.
They are edible and actually you can eat them raw lwith the skin on, like you would with an apple. Once the skin has a deep color and some wrinkles is ripe and ready to enjoy.
Hawthorn fruit or hawthorn berry
Hawthorns are trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Crataegus in the family Rosaceae. They are deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, mostly growing to 5–15 metres (16–49 ft) tall, with dense pink flowers followed by showy red berries.
The horned melon (also known as African horned cucumber, jelly melon or kiwano) is a vine grown for its fruit which has horn-like spines on its surface, and unusual appearance and flavor.
The Huito (Pouteria torta) is a type of fruit that belongs to the Sapotaceae family.
It grows in rainforests or tropical regions with high humidity, mainly in South America.
The fruit has an oblong shape and its size can reach up to ten centimeters in length and five in width.
It’s edible, even tho it might not look like and it’s used in a lot of different preparations like jellies, sorbets and ice creams.
Huito fruit has an incredible astringent taste so it’s not served raw but on preparations that incorporate sugar.
Hala fruit o breadfruit
Hala (Artocarpus altilis), also known as breadfruit, is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry and jackfruit family (Moraceae) native to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Polynesia.
The hala fruit has a tough outer skin with an is not edible but it always has a sweet and pleasant smell.
The inside of the fruit can be either yellow, green or orange. If you eat the fruit unripe it will give you stomach ache but once ripe its delicious and healthy for your body.
The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) is a species of flowering plant in the pea family (Fabaceae), native to central North America.
It has compound leaves and its yellow flowers are borne in large clusters.
Its long pods contain numerous edible seeds surrounded by flat, thin, papery pulp.
The seeds are commonly eaten roasted or raw, but can also be ground into a flour. The roots can be baked into root beer.
Didn’t expected to see this one here right? While usually served as a vegetable Avocados are actually a fruit. The Hass avocado, grown in California is the most common type of avocado consumed in the United States.
It has bumpy dark green skin that turns black when ripe.
Its flesh has a buttery and rich consistency and it’s used in salads, sandwiches, guacamole and more.
Hyuganatsu citrus fruit
The Hyuganatsu is a hybrid between the orange and the onsenmikan.
It’s slightly tangier than an orange but with its own unique sweet taste that makes you crave for more.
In Japan it’s a very popular citrus fruit and is usually available from August to late October.
The hackberry is a small deciduous tree belonging to the family Celtidaceae.
Hackberries produce a sweet, edible berry that can be eaten out of hand or used in jellies and jams.
In Mexico they are known as “nanche” and have been used by many cultures for their medicinal properties.
The Honeycrisp is a cultivar of apple that was developed in the University of Minnesota’s Horticultural Research Center and released for commercial production in 1991. It’s probably one of the most well known fruits that start with H.
Generally, they have a sweet taste with a high degree of acidity and crunchiness.
It’s available from September thru December.
The hairless rambutan is a tropical tree native to the Greater Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia.
The fruit has a thick, inedible skin with small hooks that must be peeled before consumption.
Its flesh is translucent and lightly sweet with few seeds.
Hazelnut is the nut of the hazel and therefore, includes any of the nuts deriving from species of the genus Corylus, particularly the nuts of the species Corylus avellana.
It is used in cooking and confectionery to produce items such as Nutella and Frangelico liqueur. It is also referred to as cobnut or filbert nut according to species.
The Hottentot fig is a cactus-like plant found in South Africa.
It’s edible only when the spines are removed and its juice is sweet with a hint of sourness.
Its fruits are bright red or orange, cucumber-shaped body covered in greenish warts that become pale blue when ripe.
The Himalayan mulberry (Morus, hemul) is a deciduous shrub belonging to the genus Morus of the family Moraceae.
It has a pure white flower with a very pleasant aroma and fruits that are usually red but can also be black or light purple.
Their taste varies from sweet to semi-sweet.
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