Fruits That Start With Z: A Guide to Exotic and Unusual Varieties

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Fruits That Start With Z

In search of something new? Studying for your upcoming Jeopardy appearance? We have you covered with our list of Fruits that Start with Z.

Fruits That Start With Z


Often mistaken for a vegetable, zucchini or courgette is botanically classified as a fruit. It hails from the squash family, offering a mild, slightly sweet flavor, making it a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Rich in vitamins and fiber, it also stands out for its health benefits.

  • Seasons Available: Summer to early Fall

Zante Currant

The Zante Currant is a type of small, seedless black grape originally from Greece. Often dried to produce currants, these fruits are used extensively in baking and cooking due to their sweet, tangy flavor that enhances many dishes.

  • Seasons Available: Late Summer


Zarzamora is another name for blackberry in some Spanish-speaking countries. It’s a juicy fruit with a balance of sweet and sour flavors, often enjoyed fresh or used in desserts, jams, and preserves.

  • Seasons Available: Summer

Zhe Fruit

Zhe fruit, sometimes spelled “Che,” is a small, berry-like fruit grown predominantly in Asia. It’s related to the mulberry and has a sweet yet slightly acidic flavor. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked and is often used in traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Seasons Available: Late Summer to early Fall


The Zambo, commonly referred to as the calabash fruit, hails from the tropical Americas. This fruit is known for its hard outer shell and is often used as a container or utensil once hollowed out. The flesh inside is typically cooked and incorporated into local dishes.

  • Seasons Available: Late Summer to Early Fall

Zebra Apple

Noted for their distinctive striped appearance, Zebra Apples are a treat both for the eyes and the taste buds. They boast a crisp texture and a sweet-tart flavor that is perfect for fresh eating or adding zest to apple-based dishes.

  • Seasons Available: Fall

Zanzibar Apple

The Zanzibar Apple, also known as the tamarind of Zanzibar, is a tropical fruit cherished for its juicy and tangy flavor. This apple-like fruit is often enjoyed raw or used in various local dishes to add a tropical twist.

  • Seasons Available: Mainly during the Rainy Season

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Fruits That Start With P like these Persimmons
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Chad Kelley
Hi!! This is Chef Chad. I'm a former restaurant chef and turned stay-at-home dad. My wife Yvette and two amazing kids live in North Dallas and are Huge FC Dallas fans.