Our mind totally blacked out when it comes to fruit names that begins with U. We wanted to know if there are any of such fruit names at all and how many are there. Like the usual detectives we are, we went on a hunt for all these names. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with U.
When it comes to fruit names beginning with U, there are really few of them. In our search, we have found 10 of them and quite a few are grape varieties found in Italy. These are the fruits that begin with U letter that we have found.
Ugni fruit is commonly known as Chilean guava. It is also called Ugni molinae, strawberry myrtle, murta, “Uñi” or Uñiberry. The Ugni fruit is found in Chile and southern Argentina. The Ugni fruit is small with 1cm diameter and can be red, white or purple in color. The fruit ripens in autumn and is used locally for liquor and making jams.
Ugli fruit has a scientific name of Citrus reticulata × citrus paradisi. Other names include Jamaican tangelo and uniq fruit. It belongs to the Citrus genus under the Rutaceae family. This fruit can be found in the Jamaican islands where it was created by the hybrid of tangerine and pomelo. The fruit is light green when it is maturing and turns orange when it ripens. The fruit ripens in Dec to Apr. This fruit is a bit larger compared to grape fruits but it has less seeds. It tastes sweet with juicy flesh.
Umbu is scientifically known as the Spondias tuberosa. Other names include imbu and Brazil plum. The umbu plant is found in northeast Brazil. The fruit has a diameter of between 2 to 4 cm and is covered by a leathery skin. It has a light yellow or red color. The fruits taste sweet and juicy and have a nice smell. Besides being eaten raw, the umbu fruit is used to make jams and sweetened preserves.
Usakhelauri is found in Georgia and grows on mountain slopes. This grape is used to make the Usakhelauri red wine which has a nice semi-sweet taste. Its name means “priceless” in Georgian language and indeed it is, as a bottle of wine cost at a high price of 50 dollars in USD due to the limited supply of at most 1000 bottles in a good harvesting year.
Uva rara is a grape variety and can be found in North Italy in Piedmont and Lombardy. In Italian, its name has a meaning of rare grape. Other names include Bonarda, Raplum, Rairon and Rara. This grape is also planted to make red Italian wine.
Uva Tosca Grape is also used to make red Italian wine. It can be found in East Central Italy in Emilia and Romagna. This variety has a unique ability to grow in high altitudes.
Uvalino Grape is found in Piedmont in north west Italy. This is also grown for making red Italian wine. Other names include Cunaiola, Lambrusca, Freisone and Lambruschino. This grape variety contains high levels of antioxidants and this has helped to propel its popularity.
Ububese fruit is known scientifically as Annona stenophylla subsp. Nana. Other names include muroro and dwarf custard apple. This can be found in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana and Angola. The fruit is yellow in color and its pulp can be eaten raw. It tastes sweet and is used to make juices.
Urava Fruit is known scientifically as the Sonneratia alba. It is also called the Pedada, Mangrove Apple and Perepat. The Urava fruits are round and hard and green in color when ripened. It is fleshy and tastes sour. It can be consumed raw or used to flavor fish dishes.
Scientifically, Usuma fruit is known as Bunchosia argentea. It is also called the silver peanut butter fruit. This belongs to the acerola family and can be found in Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. The fruit is small and is orange or red in color with fine hairs on its skin. It tastes like peanut butter.
That’s all to this post. It has been really fun finding for these names. Hopefully, this list is useful to you too. Feel free to share this list if you find it useful.
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