Vanilla, a common ingredient in many of our everyday foods, come to mind when we think about fruit names that begins with V. We wonder how many other fruits have names beginning with the V alphabet. To satisfy our curiosity, we went on a search for all of such fruit names. In this post, we have compiled a list of fruits that start with V.
There are really not many fruit names beginning with V. Many of the results on this list are actually the scientific names for the fruits. In total, we found 19 fruits that have V starting in their names. Here are the fruits that begin with V.
Vaccinium corymbosum is commonly known as Blueberry. Its other names include blue huckleberry, the northern highbush blueberry, tall huckleberry, high blueberry, swamp huckleberry, and swamp blueberry. Vaccinium corymbosum originates from east Canada, east and south US. Today, it is cultivated commercially in many other countries including New Zealand, Japan and Europe.
Vaccinium floribundum is commonly known as Mortiño. It is also called the Andean blueberry. This shrub can be found in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. The fruit is round and bluish black. Beside consuming it raw, this fruit is used to make fruit preserves.
Vaccinium macrocarpon is commonly known as Cranberry as its flower stamen shape looks like a bird crane peak. Its other names include large cranberry, bearberry, and American cranberry. This plant is found in North America and is a commercial cash crop. The cranberries produced from this crop are commonly used in the making of sauces.
Vaccinium myrtillus is commonly known as Bilberry. It also has many other names like European blueberry, wimberry, whortleberry, blaeberry, common bilberry , blue whortleberry, fraughan, winberry, whinberry, myrtleberry, huckleberry and hurtleberry. The bilberry fruit is blue in color and is used for culinary purposes. Common items made with this fruit as an ingredient include candies, juices, syrups, sauces, cookies, muffins, jams, cakes and pies.
Vaccinium ovatum is commonly known as Huckleberry. Other names include California huckleberry, winter huckleberry and evergreen huckleberry. Vaccinium ovatum is found in British Columbia and the West Pacific Coast in the US. The shrub is medium in size and does not need much sunlight to grow. It grows best in acidic solids.The plant bears black berries in the summer which ripens in autumn. Beside consuming it raw, they are frequently used in jellies and jams as they have a sweet taste.
Vaccinium parvifolium is commonly known as Red huckleberry. This is another Vaccinium species found in West America. This shrub is deciduous and can grow up to 4 metres in height. The red berries produced on the shrub taste acidic and can be eaten raw. Other culinary uses include making them into tea, jelly or sauces.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea is commonly known as Lingonberry. Other names include partridgeberry, cowberry and mountain cranberry. Vaccinium vitis-idaea belongs to the Ericaceae family and can be found in the Arctic tundra and taiga forests in the north hemisphere. This shrub is small and evergreen. It produces the Lingoberry fruit which ripens from late summer to autumn. The fruit produced is red and tastes acidic.
Vangueria madagascariensis is commonly known as Spanish tamarind. It belongs to the Rubiaceae family and can be found in Africa. The Spanish tamarind fruits are orange in color and large.
Vanilla has a scientific name of Vanilla planifolia. Vanilla planifolia is a vanilla orchid species that is found in Belize and Mexico. Only mature plants will produce the vanilla fruit which are long pods. These pods take 5 months to mature before they can be harvested. The pods are cured to extract vanilla powder.
Velvet apple has a scientific name of Diospyros blancoi. 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.
Vernicia fordii is commonly known as Tung tree. This fruit is inedible. Vernicia fordii belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and can be found in north Vietnam, South China and Burma. The tree is deciduous and grows up to 20 metres in height. It produces berry fruits that are hard and woody with the shape of a pear. There are 4 to 5 large oily seeds found in the fruit.
Viburnum lentago is commonly known as Nannyberry. It is also called sheepberry and sweet viburnum. Viburnum lentago is found in North America. The tree grows up to 9 metres in height.
Vitis rotundifolia is commonly known as Muscadine. This grapevine species is found in south east and south central parts of the US. It produces Muscadine berries whose color depends on the cultivar type. The common uses for these berries include making wine, jelly and juices.
Volkamer lemon has a scientific name of Citrus volkameriana. Other names include citron de Volkamer, limone Volkameriano and chanh Volkamer. Citrus volkameriana is a Citrus hybrid which is cultivated in the US and Europe. The fruit has a yellow-orange color and contains seeds.
Vasconcellea × heilbornii is commonly known as Babaco. The Babcao is a herbaceous shrub that is found in Ecuador. It can grow at high elevations above 2000 metres and lives for 8 years. The plant can yield 30 to 60 fruits per year. The babaco fruit doesn’t contain seeds and can be eaten together with its smooth skin. It looks and taste like papaya. It is both eaten as a fruit and used to make juices.
Velvet tamarind has a scientific name of Dialium cochinchinense. It belongs to the Fabaceae family and can be found in West Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia.
Virginia creeper has a scientific name of Parthenocissus quinquefolia. This fruit is inedible. Virginia creeper belongs to the Vitaceae family and can be found in North and Central Americas.
Vitis labrusca is commonly known as Fox grape. This belongs to the Vitaceae family too and can be found in eastern part of North America.
Vitis vinifera is commonly known as the common grape vine. Beside consuming the grape berries raw, the berries are also used to make currants, sultanas and raisins.
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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