When it comes to fruit names that begins with H, we probably would have think of honeydew melon which is such a sweet and refreshing fruit. Other than that, we can’t think of any. We wonder if there is any more fruit names beginning with the H alphabet? So we started our search again. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with H letter.
There are quite a handful of fruit names beginning with H. When we include the scientific and alternative names for all these fruits, we found a total of 28 fruits with names that begins with letter H. There are a few inedible fruits though. These are the fruits that begin with H.
Hovenia dulcis is commonly known as Raisin fruit. Its other names include wànshòuguǒ and heotgae namu. It is found in East China, Himalayas and Korea. The fruit is sweet and fragrant. It can be eaten fresh or used in cooking. The dried version of the fruit taste and look like raisins.
The hala fruit has a scientific name of Pandanus tectorius. This is a screwpine species and is found at coastal lowlands near the ocean in Pacific Islands, eastern parts of Australia and Malesia. It is also called Tahitian screwpine, thatch screwpine, pu hala and pandanus.
Hylocereus undatus is commonly known as Dragon fruit. 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.
Honeydew melon has a scientific name of Cucumis melo var. inodorus. The fruit is round in shape and is covered with a green-yellow peel which is smooth to the touch. The fruit has pale green flesh which tastes sweet. The flesh is consumed raw or as part of a dessert.
Honeyvine has a scientific name of Cynanchum laeve. This fruit is inedible. Honeyvine belongs to the Apocynaceae family. It can be found in east and central parts of USA. It is also called sand vine, honeyvine milkweed, climbing milkweed, bluevine milkweed, and smooth swallow-wort.
Hymenaea courbaril is commonly known as Courbaril. Other names include amami gum, brazilian copal, west indian locust, hymenaea courbaril. Hymenaea courbaril belongs to Fabaceae family. It grows in tropical parts of the world. It can be found in South and Central America. Hymenaea courbaril is indehiscent dry and brown in color. The seeds are brown in color. The fruit is a pod and is hard. The edible pulp is dry and contains seeds.
Hawthorn has a scientific name of Crataegus rhipidophylla.
Harlequin glorybower has a scientific name of Clerodendrum trichotomum. It is also called glorytree and peanut butter tree. This fruit is inedible. Harlequin glorybower belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is found in China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Japan and Philippines.
Hyuganatsu has a scientific name of Citrus tamurana. This is a citrus species found in Japan.
Hackberry has a scientific name of Celtis occidentalis. It is also called common hackberry, nettletree, beaverwood, northern hackberry, sugarberry and American hackberry. It is found in North America. The fruit is a berry with a size of a pea. It ripens in early September. These berry has high calories and can be eaten raw.
Haruka has a scientific name of Citrus tamurana x C. natsudaidai. This is another citrus species from Japan.
Hardy kiwi has a scientific name of Actinidia arguta. It is also called Siberian gooseberry, hardy kiwifruit, Siberian kiwi, arctic kiwi, kiwi berry, baby kiwi, grape kiwi, dessert kiwi,northern kiwi and cocktail kiwi. It is found in Russia, northern parts of China, Korea and Japan. The fruit is the size of a grape and looks like a kiwi fruit. But it also taste sweeter than kiwifruit. The fruit can be eaten as a whole without peeling.
Horned melon has a scientific name of Cucumis metuliferus. It is called African horned cucumber, spiked melon, kiwano, jelly melon and cuke-a-saurus. This belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family and is found in Southern parts of Africa. The fruit is covered with orange skin and its flesh is like jelly and lime green in color. It tastes somewhat like a mix of passionfruit and banana.
This is a popular ingredient in many cuisines recipes all over the world. Most people would have known it as the ladies’ fingers. Its more common scientific name is Abelmoschus esculentus. It is also known as Okra, ochro and Okro. This belongs to the mallow family. This fruit is grown in warm temperate, tropical and subtropical parts in the world.
Hippophae rhamnoides is commonly known as Sea buckthorn. This belongs to the Elaeagnaceae family and is found in cold temperate parts in Asia and Europe. This fruit tastes sour.
Holly has a scientific name of Ilex. This fruit is inedible. Holly belongs to the Aquifoliaceae family.
Hedera is commonly known as Ivy. This fruit is inedible. Hedera belongs to the Araliaceae family.
Hippomane mancinella is commonly known as Manchineel. This fruit is inedible. Hippomane mancinella belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. It is found in tropical regions in North America and South America.
Honeysuckle has a scientific name of Lonicera periclymenum. It belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family.
Huckleberry has a scientific name of Vaccinium ovatum. It belongs to the Ericaceae family and is found in North America. It is also known as winter huckleberry, evergreen huckleberry and California huckleberry.
The berries taste sweet. Beside eating them raw, they are also used to make jellies and jams.
Honeybush has a scientific name of Melianthus major. This fruit is inedible. Honeybush belongs to the Francoaceae family.
Hydnora africana is commonly known as Jackal food. This belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is found in southern parts of Africa.
Halesia is commonly known as Silverbell. It is also called the snowdrop. This fruit is inedible. Halesia belongs to the Styracaceae family.
Herb-paris has a scientific name of Paris quadrifolia. This fruit is inedible. Herb-paris belongs to the Melanthiaceae family. It grows in cool temperate regions in Eurasia.
Honeyberry has a scientific name of Lonicera caerulea. It is also called sweetberry honeysuckle, blue honeysuckle, blue fly honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle and blue-berried honeysuckle. It grows in cool temperate regions such as Poland, Russia, Japan and Canada. The fruit is a blue berry with a rectangular shape. It is used to make wine, candies, sauces, yogurt, ice-cream, juices, jam, and pastries.
Hairless rambutan has a scientific name of Nephelium xerospermoides. This is a close relative of rambutan. The fruit is a drupe and taste like rambutan. Only that it doesn’t have the hairy spines found in rambutan. Like rambutan, it can be eaten raw.
Hancornia speciosa is commonly known as Mangaba. It belongs to the Apocynaceae family and is found in South America.
Heteromeles arbutifolia is commonly known as Toyon. It is also called Christmas berry and California holly. This is found in Oregon and California. The fruit is a pome and has a small size.
That’s all to this post. It has been really fun finding for this list of fruit names that start with letter H. Hopefully, this list is useful to you too. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.