20+ Fruits That Start With J – With Descriptions

This list of fruits all start with the letter J.

Whilst some will look familiar (jackfruit) some are different varieties of apples, and some are very unique to faraway lands.

That’s what makes this list of fruits enticing! But be aware, not all are for eating 🙂


List of Fruits That Start With J


Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus): The world’s largest tree-borne fruit, jackfruit boasts a sweet taste reminiscent of a mix of apple, banana, mango, and melon.

Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora): A Brazilian tree fruit that grows directly on the trunk, tasting like a blend of grape and blackcurrant.

Jalapeño (Capsicum annuum): More famous as a spicy pepper, it’s technically a fruit and offers a bright, sharp heat.

Jambolan (Syzygium cumini): Also known as Java plum or black plum, it’s a deep purple fruit with a combination of sweet, mildly sour, and astringent flavors.

Jambu (Syzygium samarangense): Also called wax apple or water apple, this bell-shaped fruit has a light, watery taste with a slight crunch.

Java Apple: Another name for the Jambu, it’s pinkish in color with a high water content.

Jewel Plum: A plum variant that’s juicy with a slightly tart taste.

Jelly Melon (Cucumis metuliferus): With its spiky orange exterior and bright green jelly-like inside, it tastes somewhat like a zesty cucumber.

Jelly Palm Fruit (Butia capitata): Edible yellow-orange fruit with a taste crossing between a pineapple and an apricot.

Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus): Although more recognized for its crispy, sweet, and nutty root, it does bear pods that contain seeds which are sometimes used in cooking.

Jocote (Spondias purpurea): A small, often red or yellow fruit that’s sweet when ripe but tart when underripe.

Jostaberry (Ribes × nidigrolaria): A cross between a gooseberry and black currant, it combines the best of both with a tart-sweet taste.

Juanulloa (Juanulloa mexicana): Producing orange fruits, which are mostly ornamental.

Jubjub (Ziziphus mauritiana): Another name for the Indian Jujube, it’s a small fruit with an apple-like taste.

Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba): Also called red or Chinese date, it’s a small, sweet fruit that tastes like an apple when fresh and like a date when dried.

Jungle Plum: Found in parts of India, it’s a sour fruit often used in chutneys.

June Plum (Spondias dulcis): Also called golden apple or ambarella, it offers a mix of sweet and tart flavors.

Juniper Berry (Juniperus): Small, blue-colored berries used primarily as a spice and for flavoring gin.

Jurubeba (Solanum paniculatum): Used in traditional medicine, these small fruits offer a somewhat bitter flavor.

Jute (Corchorus): While mainly recognized for its fibrous stems used in making burlap, its leaves are eaten as a vegetable in many cuisines.

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