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8 Fruits That Start With U

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by Maria Foster

There are so many different kinds of fruits out there. We all know fruits such as apples, bananas, and blueberries, but there are plenty of other fruits out there that you might not be aware of.

8 Fruits That Start with U

There are so many fruits on the planet, that you can easily find enough fruit for every letter of the alphabet, and yes, that goes for some of the harder letters too!

One such letter that comes to mind is of course the letter “u” and there are so many fruits that begin with this letter.

If you want to know more about these fruits, then you have come to the right place! We have put together a list of 8 fruits that start with the letter U, so read on to find out a bit more about each of them!

1. Ugli

Also known by its scientific name Citrus reticulata × Paradisi, the Ugli fruit is actually a hybrid of a tangerine and grapefruit.

Unlike most other hybrid fruits, the ugli fruit actually appeared naturally, without any human interference!

Originally from Jamacia, it is still a relatively unknown fruit, but people who have tried it have been praised for its delicious flavor.

It has all the good qualities of both the tangerine and the grapefruit and if you get the chance to try it for yourself, you definitely should.

2. Ume Plums

Ume Plums, also known by their scientific name Prunus mume, are actually quite closely related to apricots.

They are very popular in Japanese cuisine, and the fruit itself actually has a perfect balance of both sweet and salty flavors.

These plums are actually quite small, and they appear differently depending on what stage of ripening you catch them in. When they are unripe, they are green in color, but when they are ripe, they are more yellow.

3. Uvilla

The Uvilla (physalis eruviana) is known by many other names, some of which include cherry, cape gooseberry, physalis uchuva, pichuberry, poha, and golden berry.

They are very distinct in appearance, being orange in color with a muted yellow “cape” covering them from the outside.

Originally from the Andes mountains in South America, it is quite commonly grown in both Peru and Ecuador.

The uvilla is both sweet and tart in flavor, and it is closely related to the Chinese lantern and tomatillo. This fruit is also full of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, B1, B2, and B6.

4. Umbra

The Umbra fruit (Spondias dulcis) is also known by many other names, some of which include ambarella, dwarf golden plum, makok faring, Indian hog plum, June plum, wi, pommecythere, and golden apple.

They are most commonly found throughout Africa and Asia, especially in areas such as Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Indonesia, Thailand, Barbados, and Malaysia.

Umbra fruits are quite sour in taste and they are also known for their crunchy textures.

5. Umbu

The Umbu (spondias tuberosa) is most commonly found in Northern Brazil, and it is also known by the names Imbu fruit and the Brazillian plum.

It’s quite similar in appearance to a gooseberry, but the green skin is actually less transparent. It is also sweet and sour in flavor. When the Umbu fruit ripens, its outer skin actually turns red, so it doesn’t stay green forever.

The Umbu fruit grows on a small shrub called caatinga.

6. Ububese

The Ububese fruit goes by many other names, but the most common names it is known by are dwarf custard apple and ground sop.

It is most commonly found in Africa, especially in countries such as Mozambique, Tanzania, Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. The fruit itself is usually yellow or reddish when it is ripe, and greeny when it is raw.

This fruit is incredibly versatile and can be eaten, raw, cooked, and even preserved.

7. Umbrella Squash

Also known as the pattypan squash, the Umbrella squash is well known for its obscure shape, which sort of resembles a flying saucer or umbrella. It comes in three colors- white, green, and yellow.

The Umbrella squash is technically a vegetable, and it can be enjoyed in salads and pickles.

8. Uva Tosca Grape

The Uva Tosca grape is native to Italy, this type of grape is actually a natural cross between crepallocchi and schiava grossa. This type of grape is also known by other names, some of which include tosca, Tosco, and montanara.

The Uva Tosca grape is commonly used to make wine and it has both a sweet and spicy taste.


There are many fruits that start with the letter U, and the ones we have listed here are definitely interesting!

You probably haven’t heard of many of these fruits before, but have a deeper look into them and see if you can get hold of some in order to try them!

About Maria Foster
Maria Foster
Maria Foster is a mother of 3 and she and her husband of 23 years share their home with 2 faithful dogs. Besides being CEO of the household and active in her community, Maria is the lead contributor to Food Champs and loves to try new food ideas and kitchen accessories to make easier and more delicious meals.
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