When it comes to fruit names that begins with D, we probably would have think of durian which is famous in Southeast Asia countries. Another fruit will be date. And that’s all we could think of. Is there any other fruits with names beginning with the D alphabet? We were curious and start looking for such fruit names. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with D letter.
As it turns out, there are really not many fruit names beginning with D. But if we include the scientific and alternative names for the fruits, there is still an impressive 43 fruit names that begins with letter D. Similar to the list of fruits that start with E, almost half are scientific names. And here are the fruits that begin with D.
Dillenia indica is commonly known as Elephant apple. Other names include tipor, peradun, simpor, simpoh, chimpoh, indian simpoh, chalta, simpuh, simpoh kuning and simpoh air. Elephant apple belongs to Dilleniaceae family. This fruit grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical and tropical parts of the world. It thrives in riverine, freshwater swamp forest and primary rainforest. It is native to Java and Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Indochina, China and India. Elephant apple is a aggregate fruit. It is fleshy and green in color. It is used to make jams.
Dimocarpus Longan is commonly known as Longan. Other names include Dragon’s Eye, Lungen and Mata Kuching. Longan belongs to Sapindaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical parts of the world. This fruit grows in monsoon forest. It can be found in tropical regions of Asia and China. Longan is fleshy and brown in color. It tastes like a lychee with a lot of juice. It is eaten as a fruit or in canned juices.
Diospyros texana is commonly known as Texas persimmon. This is a persimmon species and is found in Texas, Oklahoma in the US and northeast Mexico. It is also known as Mexican persimmon,black persimmon and Texas persimmon. The fruits are black in color and berry-like, with 3 to 8 red triangular seeds. The ripened berries have a sweet taste. Its uses include making puddings and custards.
Diospyros blancoi is commonly known as Velvet apple. Other names include Diospyros discolor, mabolo , kamagong and velvet persimmon. The tree is dioecious and can be found in Indonesia, Taiwan and Philippines. The velvet apple fruit is edible and has fine velvety fur covering its skin. Its pink flesh is soft and creamy. It tastes and smells like a peach.
Dialium indum is commonly known as Tamarind-plum. Its other names include karanji and kerangji. The tamarind plum tree is part of the Fabaceae family. The tamarind-plum fruit are the size of a grape with shells that are brown, hard and inedible. It tastes like tamarind but it is sweeter and dryer. Its use includes making candies and drinks.
Dianella nigra is commonly known as Ink berry. It is also called turutu and New Zealand blueberry. This belongs to the Asphodelaceae family and is native to New Zealand. The fruit is a berry that is blue in color. The fruit tastes bitter and is not edible.
Desert quandong has a scientific name of Santalum acuminatum. It is also known as the quandong and native peach. This species belong to the sandalwood family and can be found in Australia. Uses of this fruits include exotic flavoring, bush food, making pie fillings and fruit juices.
Diospyros kaki is commonly known as Persimmon. And it belongs to the Ebenaceae family. Although Diospyros Kaki species is more widely cultivated, the persimmon is actually the fruit name of a number of other species in the Diospyros genus that Diospyros Kaki belongs.
Davidsonia pruriens is commonly known as Ooray. It is also called Davidson’s plum and Queensland Davidson’s plum. It is found in northern Queensland in Australia. The fruit has a dark burgundy color and taste sour. It is used for making jams, cordial, sauces and wine.
Duranta erecta is commonly known as Golden dewdrop. This fruit is inedible. It is also called pigeon berry, golden dewdrop and skyflower. Golden dewdrop belongs to the Verbenaceae family. It is found in South America, Mexico and Carribean.
Dovyalis caffra is commonly known as Kei apple. It is also called Aberia caffra, Umkokola, Kai apple, Kayaba, and Kau apple. This is found in South Africa. It has a taste like a small apple.
Dewberry has a scientific name of Rubus flagellaris. This is found in Canada, US and Mexico. Beside consuming the ripe berries raw, their other uses include making pies, preserves.
Dialium cochinchinense is commonly known as Velvet tamarind. Its other names include karanji and kerangji. The tamarind plum tree is part of the Fabaceae family. The tamarind-plum fruit are the size of a grape with shells that are brown, hard and inedible. It tastes like tamarind but it is sweeter and dryer. Its use includes making candies and drinks.
Datura stramonium is commonly known as Thorn apple. This fruit is inedible. Thorn apple belongs to the Solanaceae family.
Desert fig has a scientific name of Ficus platypoda. It is also called the rock fig and is found in Australia.
Daphne mezereum is commonly known as Mezereum. This fruit is inedible. Mezereum belongs to the Thymelaeaceae family.
Dacrycarpus dacrydioides is commonly known as Kahikatea. This is found in New Zealand.
Deadly nightshade has a scientific name of Atropa belladonna. It is also called belladonna. This fruit is inedible. Deadly nightshade belongs to the Solanaceae family and is found in West Asia, North Africa and Europe.
Diospyros virginiana is commonly known as American persimmon. It is also known as simmon, eastern persimmon, possum apples, possumwood and sugar plum.
Dacryodes edulis is commonly known as Bush butter fruit. It is also called safou, atanga, ube, African pear,African plum, bush pear, bush butter tree, nsafu and butterfruit. It is found in Africa.
Diospyros nigra is commonly known as Black sapote. This fruit is also known as zapote prieto and back persimmon. Diospyros nigra belongs to Ebenaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical parts of the world. It can be found in Central America and Mexico. Diospyros nigra is fleshy and green in color. The pulp is brown color and has a chocolate-like texture. The fruit can be eaten raw. It is also used to make desserts, ice creams, drinks and liqueurs.
Desert lime has a scientific name of Citrus glauca. This is found in South Australia.
Dioscorea communis is commonly known as Black bryony. It is also called Tamus communis, lady’s-seal and black bindweed. This fruit is inedible. Dioscorea communis belongs to the Dioscoreaceae yam family.
Darwin’s barberry has a scientific name of Berberis darwinii. It is also called calafate, michay, and quelung. It is found in Argentina and southern Chile.
Diospyros lycioides is commonly known as Bushveld bluebush. It belongs to the Ebenaceae family and is found in South and Central Africa. The fruits are used to make alcoholic drinks.
Dovyalis hebecarpa is commonly known as Ceylon gooseberry. It is also called ketembilla and kitambilla.Dovyalis hebecarpa belongs to Flacourtiaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical regions. It is found in South India and Sri Lanka. Dovyalis hebecarpa is black in color and has a velvety texture. The fruits are consumed raw or used to make jams.
Durio ceylanicus is commonly known as Ceylon durian. This fruit is inedible. Durio ceylanicus belongs to the Malvaceae family and can only be found in Sri Lanka. The fruit is large and prickly.
Doub palm fruit has a scientific name of Borassus flabellifer. Its other names include sea coconut, double coconut, love nut, Seychelles nut and coco fesse. This belongs to the palm family and can be found in Seychelles. The fruit takes 6 to 7 years to reach maturity. It is being used in medicine and as a soup flavor enhancer in South Chinese cuisines.
Durian has a scientific name of Durio zibethinus. It is also called durian kampong. Durian belongs to Malvaceae family. It is native to Sumatra and Borneo. The fruit has a hard husk full of thorns and is green in color. It has large seeds with aril that is fleshy and yellow in color. The flesh smells strong and unique. This fruit is popular in South east Asia. The flesh is eaten raw. It can also be available in syrups form.
Damson has a scientific name of Prunus domestica subsp. insititia. It is also called damson plum. This is a drupaceous fruit that is edible. It is found in Great Britain. The fruit is used to make preserves and jams.
Dragon fruit has a scientific name of Hylocereus undatus. This fruit is also known as red skin dragon fruit, common night blooming cerus, pitaya, white-fleshed pitahaya and selenicereus undatus. Hylocereus undatus belongs to Cactaceae family. It is native to Mexico to Colombia, Central America. Hylocereus undatus is a simple fruit. It is fleshy red in color and has a smooth texture. The flesh is white and sweet. It contains numerous seeds. The seeds are black in color and are smooth, glossy. Both the flesh and seeds are edible and are eaten raw.
Dacrydium cupressinum is commonly known as Rimu. It is found in New Zealand.
Date-plum has a scientific name of Diospyros lotus. It is also called Caucasian persimmon and lilac persimmon. This is found in Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia. It tastes like plum.
Diospyros whyteana is commonly known as Swartbas. It is also called bladdernut and wild coffee. It belongs to the ebony family and is found in Africa.
Diploglottis campbellii is commonly known as Small-leaved tamarind. This is found in Queensland and South Wales.
Date has a scientific name of Phoenix dactylifera.
Davidsonia jerseyana is commonly known as Davidson’s plum. It is also called Mullumbimby plum and is found in Australia.
Davidsonia johnsonii is commonly known as Smooth davidson’s plum. It grows in rain forests and is found in east Australia.
Dead man’s fingers has a scientific name of Decaisnea fargesii.
That’s all to this post. It has been really fun finding for this list of fruit names that start with letter D. Hopefully, this list is useful to you too. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.
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