Are you looking for fruits that start with X? Then you are in the right place! Here are 10 fruits that begin with X, along with some helpful information about each one.
When it comes to the world of fruits, we often encounter familiar names like apple, banana, and cherry. But have you ever wondered if there are any fruits beginning with the letter “X”? Prepare to be amazed at the wide variety of exotic and exciting fruits that start with X!
Can you guess the weight of the Guinness World Record largest watermelon ever grown? A) 13 pounds B) 43 pounds C) 115 pounds D) 269 pounds (find the answer at the end of this post!)
Xanthium Strumarium is also known as the Cocklebur. It is native to North America, but has been exported to Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Unfortunately, is it largely considered an invasive weed.
The small prickly fruits are used medicinally in China to alleviate pain and headaches. There may be something to these claims as the fruit has become an ingredient in some western medicine specifically to fight cold and flu symptoms. The fruit also contains the toxic chemical carboxyatractyloside and several other toxins.
Xarel-lo is a white grape grown in Catalonia Spain. Along with Parellada and Macabeo grapes, it is used in making sparkling Cava.
Xerophyte is a term for a species of plant that has adapted to survive in environments with little water. Okay, so we are sort of cheating here. It isn’t a specific fruit, BUT the much-loved pineapple is a xerophyte.
Xigua fruit is a watermelon variety native to China where they are heavily cultivated. Like other watermelon, the Xigua is loaded with vitamins and minerals. If Xigua has you craving a bit of watermelon, try one of my favorite summer treats, this Easy Watermelon Granita Recipe a try.
Ximenia Americana is also known as the hog plum and sea lemon. There is little evidence that they are cultivated and appear to only grow wild. They are found in wooded areas in Africa, Asia, and America. The fruit can be eaten raw and is also used in juices, jams, and alcoholic drinks. In some regions of Asia the leaves are also cooked as a vegetable.
Ximenia Caffra fruits are native to tropical Africa. They grow mostly in East and Southeast African nations to include Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, and South Africa. This oblong fruit is less than 2” long and an inch in diameter, and is sometimes called the sourplum.
The skin is red when ripe with an orange to red juicy pulp. It is often made into jams and jellies, and like most red & orange pulped fruits is high in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and several other micronutrients.
Xinomavro is a red wine grape grown in Macedonia and Greece. Until 2010 the total world cultivation of these grapes was under 5,000 acres, but in 2013 some were planted in China. The rich red wine produced from these grapes is said, by some, to be the best wine made in Greece.
Xoconostle Cactus Fruit
Xoconostle Cactus Fruit grow at the end of a cactus. They are the sour cousin to prickly pears. They grow to about 3” long and perhaps 2” in diameter turning from green to a dull pink when ripe.
Xylocarp is really just a term that refers to any fruit with a hard woody outer layer. The coconut being the obvious example of a xylocarp. Again, while not technically a fruit, it is a category of fruits!
Xylocarpus Granatum is a species of mangrove that grows in Asia, Australia, some Pacific Islands, and Africa. It is also called the cannonball mangrove due to its round fruit. It appears to be used more medicinally than in cooking as it is sometimes used to treat dysentery, diarrhea, and other digestive issues.
D) 269 pounds! The largest watermelon ever grown was grown in Arkansas by Lloyd Bright and weighed 268.8 pounds!