Pineapple, pumpkin, papaya, plums, and pears. There are quite a number of popular fruits when it comes to fruit names that begins with P. So how many fruits have names beginning with the P alphabet? We can’t wait to find out and started our quest to find all such fruit names. This post contains the list of fruits that start with P we have found.
They are really a quite a lot of fruit names beginning with P. And many of them are popular fruits, although there are a few which are not edible. In total, we found 38 such fruit names. These are the fruits that begin with P.
Pineapple is a common fruit that everyone would know. In fact, it is ranked 3rd in terms of world production of tropical fruits.About a third of the world production of pineapples is by Brazil, Costa Rica and Philippines. This fruit has a scientific name of Ananas comosus and belongs to Bromeliaceae family. It is native to Tropical America. The pineapple is actually under the class of aggregate fruit. It is fleshy and orange in color.
Yet another common fruit that everyone would have know, especially when you are participate in halloween night parties. Its scientific name is Cucurbita moschata Duchesne and it belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. It can be found in North America, South America, Tropical Asia. Pumpkin is under the category of simple fruit. It is fleshy cream in color and has a smooth texture. It contains numerous seeds. The seeds are smooth. The fruit is commonly used in Asian cuisine recipes for stews or fried as a vegetables. The seeds is normally cooked with the fruits and can be eaten. Another use of the seeds is to extract for oil from it.
The Persimmon fruit has a scientific name of Diospyros Kaki. 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.
Papaya is another popular fruit with name starting with P letter. It has a scientific name of Carica papaya. It is also known as Ketalah, Melon Tree, Betek, Pawpaw and Betik. Papaya belongs to Caricaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical, tropical regions. It is native to Central America. Papaya is a simple fruit. It is fleshy orange in color and has a smooth texture. It contains numerous seeds. The seeds are black in color .
The fruits are sweet and juicy. Beside eating them raw or cooking them as vegetables, they are used to make jellies and preserves. or cooked as vegetables. The black seeds taste spicy and is used as black pepper substitute.
Pond apple has a scientific name of Annona glabra. This fruit is also called Monkey Apple and Alligator Apple. Pond apple belongs to Annonaceae family. It is native to West Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, United States. Pond apple is a simple fruit. It is fleshy and black in color. It is shaped like a mango and have lot of seeds up to 140 seeds, just like a pumpkin.
Pequi has a scientific name of Caryocar brasiliense. Other names include pequi and souari nut. It is edible and is a popular fruit in central-western Brazil.
This is a popular fruit especially in Southeast Asia. Pomelo has a scientific name of Citrus maxima. Its other names include Limau Betawi, Pummelo, Shaddock, Limau Besar, Limau Bali. Pomelo belongs to Rutaceae family and is the largest fruit in this family. It grows in tropical regions. It can be found in Malesia. The fruits look like a pear and have a thick and soft peel. The peel is yellowish in color. The pulp is juicy and sweet with few seeds. This fruit is commonly eaten raw. You can also find them in fruit salad recipes.
This is a fruit that is well-known in Southeast Aisa. Pulasan has a scientific name of Nephelium mutabile. Other names include Bulala, Pening-pening ramboutan, Rambutan-kafri, Rambutan paroh, Kapoelasan. Pulasan belongs to Sapindaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical parts of the world. It grows in primary rainforest. It can be found in West Malaysia. Pulasan is fleshy and red in color. It tastes sweeter than rambutan and is normally eaten raw or used to make jams. It seeds can be made into a beverage or eaten raw too.
Privet has a scientific name of Ligustrum. This fruit is inedible. Privet belongs to the Oleaceae family.
Pompia has a scientific name of Citrus medica tuberosa. Other names include pumpia, spompia, sa pompia, and China citron. The fruit is quite large and has a dry acidic-tasting inner pulp. The fruit can only be found in Sardinia.
Ponderosa lemon has a scientific name of Citrus × pyriformis. Other names include Giant Lemon, Citrus limon ‘Ponderosa’. Ponderosa lemon belongs to Rutaceae family. It grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical parts of the world. This hybrid originates from a cross between citron and lemon. Ponderosa lemon is a simple fruit. It has an acidic flavour and is a good substitute for lemon. It is fleshy yellow in color and has a smooth, bumpy texture. The seeds are cream in color and are smooth.
Phalsa has a scientific name of Grewia asiatica. It is more commonly known as falsa and belongs to the Malvaceae family. This fruit tastes sweet and sour. It originated in India but it is now found in Australia and Philippines too.
Peanut butter fruit has a scientific name of Bunchosia glandulifera. This fruit is also known as Bunchoise des Andes, Ameixa do Peru, Marmelo, Marmela. Peanut butter fruit belongs to Malpighiaceae family. This fruit grows in tropical parts of the world. It can be found in Tropical South America. Peanut butter fruit is orange in color and is shaped like an egg. The fruit flesh taste sweet and sour. It has only 2 seeds. It is eaten raw or used in food flavoring.
Pigeon plum has a scientific name of Coccoloba diversifolia. This fruit is also known as Saltwood and tietongue. Pigeon plum belongs to Nyctaginaceae family. It grows in tropical parts of the world. It can be found in Mexico to Colombia.
Pili has a scientific name of Canarium ovatum. It is also called Pilinut. Pili belongs to Burseraceae family. It grows in tropical parts of the world. It is native to Philippines. Pili is purple in color. It has only 1 seed which is brown in color.
Pineberry looks like a strawberry but is smaller and white in color. In term of taste, it is like a pineapple. Its seeds are red in color.
Paddy melon has a scientific name of Cucumis myriocarpus. This fruit is inedible. Paddy melon belongs to the Curcurbitaceae family.
Pitanga has a scientific name of Eugenia uniflora. Its other names include Brazilian Cherry, Red Brazil Cherry, Chermai Belanda, Cayenne Cherry, Surinam Cherry. Pitanga belongs to Myrtaceae family. It is native to South America. Pitanga is red in color. They look like pumpkins but is smaller. It tastes sweet and contains 1 to 3 seeds. Only the fruit pulp is edible.
Partridgeberry has a scientific name of Mitchella repens.
Peruvian apple cactus fruit has a scientific name of Cereus repandus.
Pitomba-da-bahia has a scientific name of Eugenia luschnathiana.
Prickly pear fruit has a scientific name of Opuntia ficus-indica.
Purple apple-berry has a scientific name of Billardiera longiflora.
Purple Mangosteen fruit is another popular fruit that begins with P. It is more commonly known as just mangosteen and has a scientific name of Garcinia mangostana. This fruit grows in tropical areas in southwest India, Southeast Asian, Florida, Puerto Rico and Colombia. The fruit tastes sweet and juicy and is fibrous. Its rind is however not edible.
Pomegranate has a scientific name of Punica granatum. It is also called Delima. Pomegranate belongs to Lythraceae family. This fruit grows in monsoonal, sub-tropical, tropical places. It can be found in Himalayas, Afghanistan, Iran. Pomegranate is a simple fruit. It is fleshy and red in color. This fruit is a berry and has a maximum diameter of 12 cm. The fruits are consumed as a raw fruit. It seeds can be used to make juice, syrups and jellies.
Pear is another fruit starting with P that everyone know. Although we can only see them in later summer when they are ripe for harvest. Pear has a scientific name of Pyrus communis and belongs to Rosaceae family. And they are grown in North hemisphere. It is eaten as a raw fruit with skin or used to make juices.
Plum has a scientific name of Prunus domestica. Plum is actually the name of the fruit for a few species in the Prunus genus. When they are dried, they are called prunes and has a dark and wrinked look. Depending on the variety, the pulp taste sweet or sour. But they contain 1 large seeds which is as hard as stone and cannot be eaten.
Podocarpus has a scientific name of Podocarpus elongatus.
Peach is a popular fruit in China. Peach has a scientific name of Prunus persica and belongs to the rose family. The fruit has either yellow or white flesh and a delicate aroma. The skin is velvety.
Pepino has a scientific name of Solanum muricatum. Pepino belongs to Solanaceae family. It grows in montane, highland places. It is native to Andean region. Pepino is yellow in color and has a smooth texture. The fruit taste sweet and is consumed raw.
Poisonberry has a scientific name of Solanum dulcamara. Its other names include bittersweet nightshade,blue bindweed, bitter nightshade, climbing nightshade, Amara Dulcis, felonwood, fellenwort, poisonflower, poisonberry, scarlet berry, trailing bittersweet, snakeberry, violet bloom, trailing nightshade, and woody nightshade. This fruit is inedible. Poisonberry belongs to the Solanaceae family.
Prumnopitys has a scientific name of Prumnopitys andina.It belongs to the Podocarpaceae family.
Plum pine fruit has a scientific name of Podocarpus elatus.
What a long list of fruits that starts with P. We have fun compiling the list and hope it will be of use to you. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.