Fruit Index

Inspired by Maggie Mason’s Mighty Life List, I made a goal of tasting 250 different varieties of fruit. From there, this blog was more or less born and then took on a life of its own. In October of 2011, I hit my goal! The list below includes all the varieties I have tasted, along with links to any that have reviews on this site. The categories aren’t perfect because fruit is crazy with its hybrids and weird naming conventions. Do you have a favorite or unusual fruit that I haven’t tried? Email me!

Apple Varieties Avocado Varieties
Berry Varieties
Banana Varieties Cherry Varieties
Citrus (Misc) Varieties
Date Varieties Fig Varieties
Grape Varieties
Grapefruit Varieties Guava Varieties
Kiwi Varieties
Kumquat Varieties Lemon Varieties
Lime Varieties
Mandarin Varieties Mango Varieties
Melon Varieties
Nectarine Varieties Orange Varieties
Peach Varieties
Pear Varieties Persimmon Varieties
Plum Varieties
Pluot & Plumcot & Apricot Hybrids Quince Varieties
Tropical and Misc Varieties


APPLES

Apple, Akane
Apple, AmbrosiaRating: ★★★★½
Apple, AuroraRating: ★★★½☆
Apple, AnnaRating: ★★★½☆
Apple, Arkansas BlackRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Ashmead’s Kernel
Apple, Belle de BoskoopRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Ben DavisRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Beverly Hills
Apple, Blushing GoldRating: ★★★★½
Apple, Braeburn
Apple, Cameo
Apple, ChieftainRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Ein ShemerRating: ★★★☆☆
Apple, Empire
Apple, Fuji
Apple, Gala
Apple, Ginger Gold
Apple, Golden DeliciousRating: ★★½☆☆
Apple, Granny Smith
Apple, Green DragonRating: ★★★★½
Apple, Golden Russet
Apple, HoneycrispRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Hidden RoseRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Hudson’s Golden Gem
Apple, Jazz
Apple, Jonagold
Apple, Jonathan
Apple, Kiku
Apple, King David
Apple, Lady
Apple, Lady AliceRating: ★★★★½
Apple, Macintosh
Apple, Melrose
Apple, MohawkRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Mutsu (aka: Crispin)
Apple, New Country
Apple, OpalRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Pacific Rose
Apple, Pinata (aka: Pinova)
Apple, Pink Lady (aka: Cripps Pink)
Apple, Pitmaston PineappleRating: ★★★½☆
Apple, Razor Russet
Apple, Red Delicious
Apple, Red Gold
Apple, Red PrinceRating: ★★★★☆
Apple, Rome (aka: Red Rome, Rome Beauty)
Apple, Roxbury Russet
Apple, September Wonder
Apple, Sierra Beauty
Apple, Spitzenberg
Apple, Stayman
Apple, Sundowner (aka: Cripps Red)
Apple, SweeTangoRating: ★★★½☆
Apple, Winesap
Crab Apple, MandarinRating: ★★★★☆


APRICOTS

Apricot, Angelcot
Apricot, Brittany Gold
Apricot, Erlicot


AVOCADOS

Avocado, Bacon
Avocado, Haas
Avocado, HarvestRating: ★★★½☆
Avocado, NimliohRating: ★★★★☆
Avocado, Reed


BANANAS

Banana, Apple
Banana, Burro
Banana, Cavendish
Banana, ManzanoRating: ★★★★☆
Banana, Red
Banana, OrinocoRating: ★★★☆☆


BERRIES

Berry, Miracle
Blueberry, MistyRating: ★★★★☆
Blackberry, Silvan
Boysenberry
Cranberry
Currant, Red
Currant, White
Goji
Gooseberry
Huckleberry
Mulberry, Black
Mulberry, WhiteRating: ★★★☆☆
Olallieberry
Raspberry, Red
Raspberry, Yellow
Strawberry, Albion
Strawberry, CamarosaRating: ★★★★☆
Strawberry, Chandler
Strawberry, Gaviota
Strawberry, Mara de BoisRating: ★★★★★
Strawberry, Seascape


CHERRIES

Cherry, Burlat
Cherry, Bing
Cherry, Brookes
Cherry, Coral
Cherry, Lapin
Cherry, Mini Royal
Cherry, RainierRating: ★★★½☆
Cherry, Sequoia
Cherry, SurinamRating: ★★★★☆
Cherry, Sweetheart
Cherry, Tulare


CITRUS (MISC)

Bael Fruit
Citron, Buddha’s HandRating: ★★★★½
Ugli Fruit (aka: Uniq Fruit)Rating: ★★★★☆
YuzuRating: ★★★★☆


DATES

Date, AbadaRating: ★★★★☆
Date, BarhiRating: ★★★★☆
Date, MedjoolRating: ★★★★½
Date, Neglet Door
Date, ZahidiRating: ★★★½☆


FIGS

Fig, Brown TurkeyRating: ★★½☆☆
Fig, ChristmasRating: ★★★½☆
Fig, Diana
Fig, Mission
Fig, Osborn ProlificRating: ★★☆☆☆
Fig, PanacheRating: ★★★½☆
Fig, White Genoa


GRAPES

Grape, Autumn RoyalRating: ★★★☆☆
Grape, Black Muscat
Grape, Caragnan BlackRating: ★★★★☆
Grape, Colombard White
Grape, ConcordRating: ★★★½☆
Grape, Crimson Seedless
Grape, Kyoho
Grape, PrincessRating: ★★½☆☆
Grape, Red Flame
Grape, Red Globe
Grape, Thomson Seedless
Grape, Zante Currant (aka: Champagne)Rating: ★★★★☆


GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit, Cocktail (aka: Mandalo)Rating: ★★★★☆
Grapefruit, Dawnfruit
Grapefruit, Duncan
Grapefruit, MarshRating: ★★★★☆
Grapefruit, MelogoldRating: ★★★★☆
Grapefruit, Oro Blanco
Grapefruit, Ruby
Grapefruit, Ruby Red
Grapefruit, Siamese Sweet
Grapefruit, Star Ruby
Grapefruit, Valentine
Minneola Tangelo
PommeloRating: ★★★☆☆


GUAVA

Feijoa, Unknown Variety (aka: Pineapple Guava)Rating: ★★★★☆
Guava, Bangkok Apple
Guava, BrazilianRating: ★★★★☆
Guava, Mexican
Guava, StrawberryRating: ★★★½☆
Guava, Thai
Guava, VietnameseRating: ★★★½☆
Guava, White IndianRating: ★★★★½


KIWI

Kiwi, GoldenRating: ★★★★☆
Kiwiberry, Variety Unknown (aka: Hardy Kiwi)Rating: ★★★★☆


KUMQUATS

Kumquat, MeiwaRating: ★★★½☆
Kumquat, Nagami
LimequatRating: ★★★½☆
MandarinquatRating: ★★★½☆


LEMONS

Lemon, Eureka
Lemon, Meyer
Lemon, SorrentoRating: ★★★★☆
Lemon, Sweet
Lemon, Variegated Pink EurekaRating: ★★★½☆


LIMES

Fingerlime, Australian Green SeedlessRating: ★★★½☆
Lime, BearssRating: ★★★½☆
Lime, Calamansi (aka: Kalamansi)Rating: ★★★★½
Lime, Kaffir (aka: Kiefer)Rating: ★★★★☆
Lime, Mexican (aka: Key Lime)
Lime, RangpurRating: ★★★★☆
Lime, Sweet
LimequatRating: ★★★½☆


MANDARINS/TANGERINES

Clementine, CutiesRating: ★★★½☆
Clementine, Orlando
Mandarin, KishuRating: ★★★★½
Mandarin, Page (aka Paige)Rating: ★★★★½
Mandarin, SatsumaRating: ★★★★☆
MandarinquatRating: ★★★½☆
Minneola Tangelo
Tangerine, Algerian
Tangerine, Bower
Tangerine, Cutie
Tangerine, Daisy
Tangerine, Fairchild
Tangerine, Fremont
Tangerine, Frua
Tangerine, Gold Nugget
Tangerine, Honey
Tangerine, Kincy
Tangerine, King
Tangerine, Kinnow
Tangerine, Lee
Tangerine, Nova
Tangerine, PixieRating: ★★★★★
Tangerine, Ponkan
Tangerine, ShastaRating: ★★★★★
Tangerine, Shasta Gold
Tangerine, Sumo
Tangerine, Sunburst
Tangerine, Tahoe Gold
Tangerine, Temple
Tangerine, Wilking
Tangerine, Willow Leaf
Tangerine, Yosemite Gold


MANGOES

Mango, Ataulfo
Mango, Champagne
Mango, Haden
Mango, Manila
Mango, Sinaloa
Mango, Tommy Atkins

MELONS

Melon, Arava
Melon, Armenian TiggerRating: ★★★★☆
Melon, Bolero
Melon, Cantelope
Melon, Charentais
Melon, Collective Farms Woman
Melon, Crenshaw
Melon, French Kiss
Melon, Galia
Melon, Honeydew
Melon, Kiwano/HornedRating: ★★★☆☆
Melon, Orange Fleshed Honeydew
Melon, Petit Gris de Renne
Melon, Santa Claus
Watermelon, Moon & StarsRating: ★★★½☆
Watermelon, Orange
Watermelon, Yellow


NECTARINES

Nectarine, April Glo
Nectarine, Heavenly White
Nectarine, Honeydew
Nectarine, Jolly Red
Nectarine, Lovely Lolita
Nectarine, Mango
Nectarine, Mayfire
Nectarine, Panamint
Nectarine, SupersweetRating: ★½☆☆☆


ORANGES

Blood Orange, MoroRating: ★★★★½
Blood Orange, SanguinelloRating: ★★★★★
Orange, BergamotRating: ★★★★☆
Orange, Mandarin, KishuRating: ★★★★½
Orange, Mango
Orange, Navel, Cara CaraRating: ★★★★☆
Orange, Navel, Sky Valley HeirloomRating: ★★★★½
Orange, Seville
Orange, Valencia


PEACHES

Peach, Bonita
Peach, Desert Gold
Peach, Donut, Queen Sauzee
Peach, Donut, Rings of Saturn
Peach, Sugar Time
Peach, Sunlit Snow
Peach, O’HenryRating: ★★★★☆
Peach, Red Baron


PEARS, ASIAN

Pear, Asian, Hosui
Pear, Asian, Kosui
Pear, Asian, SeuriRating: ★★½☆☆
Pear, Asian, Shingo or Shin Ko (Korean)Rating: ★★★★½
Pear, Asian, Shinseiki
Pear, Asian, Twentieth Century (aka: Nijisseiki)Rating: ★★★★☆
Pear, Asian, Unknown JapaneseRating: ★★½☆☆
Pear, Asian, Xinjiang FragrantRating: ★★★★½
Pear, Asian, YaliRating: ★★★½☆


PEARS, EUROPEAN

Pear, BartlettRating: ★★★★☆
Pear, BoscRating: ★★★★☆
Pear, ComiceRating: ★★★½☆
Pear, Concorde
Pear, Forelle
Pear, French Butter
Pear, Green D’Anjou
Pear, Harrow Delight
Pear, Packham
Pear, Red D’Anjou
Pear, SeckelRating: ★★★★☆
Pear, StarkrimsonRating: ★★★★½
Pear, Taylor’s Gold
Pear, Tosca
Warren PearRating: ★★★★☆

PERSIMMONS

Persimmon, Hachiya
Persimmon, Tsurunoko (aka: Chocolate)Rating: ★★★★☆
Persimmon, Fuyu Rating: ★★★½☆


PLUMS

Plum, Angelino
Plum, Burgundy
Plum, Catalina
Plum, Elephant HeartRating: ★★★★½
Plum, Emerald BeautRating: ★★★★☆
Plum, Green Gage
Plum. Howard Sun
Plum, Italian Prune
Plum, Mariposa
Plum, Santa Rosa
Plum, September YummyRating: ★★★½☆
Plum, Superior


PLUOTS & PLUMCOTS

Aprium, Honey Rich
Plumcot, Red Velvet
Plumcot, Black Velvet
Pluot, Dapple Dandy (aka: Dinosaur Egg)Rating: ★★★★½
Pluot, Flavor GrenadeRating: ★★★½☆
Pluot, Flavor Jewel
Pluot, Flavor King
Pluot, Flavorosa
Pluot, Flavor Queen
Pluot, Green Goose
Pluot, King KongRating: ★★★☆☆
Pluot, Midnight


QUINCE

Quince, OrangeRating: ★★½☆☆
Quince, PineappleRating: ★★★½☆


TROPICAL AND MISC

AtemoyaRating: ★★★★½
Breadfruit
Cherimoya, Dr.WhiteRating: ★★★★★
Dragonfruit, Red PitayaRating: ★★★½☆
JackfruitRating: ★★★★☆
Jujube, Variety UnknownRating: ★★½☆☆
Lilikoi
LonganRating: ★★½☆☆
LoquatRating: ★★★★½
Lychee
Mangosteen, PurpleRating: ★★★★☆
Papaya, Maradol
Passion Fruit, FrederickRating: ★★★☆☆
Prickly Pear
Pineapple, Dole Tropical Gold
Pineapple, Queen Victoria (aka: South African Baby)Rating: ★★★½☆
Pomegranate, WonderfulRating: ★★★★☆
RambutanRating: ★★★½☆
Sapote, MameyRating: ★★★½☆
Sapote, WhiteRating: ★★★★☆
Star Apple (aka: Caimito)Rating: ★★★☆☆
Star Fruit (aka: Carambola)Rating: ★★★★☆