125 tasty fruits in Spanish that will make your vocab peachy keen

Learning the fruits in Spanish is without a doubt one of the tastiest parts of studying this language.

Learning a new language will undoubtedly open many new doors in your life, and some of those may be quite unexpected. Yes, learning Spanish can be an extremely pragmatic decision to make, with over 400 million native Spanish speakers around the world. However, learning Spanish can expose you to a plethora of new flavors and experiences that you may not have expected.

Food is a great example. As you move along your learning journey, you will surely learn about the fruits and vegetables in Spanish. Of course, you’ll already be familiar with many of these fruits and vegetables, but Latin America is one of the most diverse regions in the world when it comes to vegetables and—particularly—fruits.

There are many unique fruits that are only available in Latin America, and learning Spanish will get you that much closer to having a taste of your next favorite fruit. Plus, fruit in general is a big part of Latin American culture, so if you plan to travel or live in the region, you will want to pay close attention to the fruit vocabulary in Spanish.

Keep reading if you’re ready to learn how to say fruits in Spanish. You’ll also undoubtedly learn about many tasty Latin American fruits you may not have heard of before!

Free Spanish fruits poster

Print out this free and fun fruits poster and stick it on your fridge. If you can memorize this list of some of the more popular fruits in Spanish, you'll be on your way to sounding like a local.

Free Spanish fruits poster.

List of fruits in Spanish

There are well over a hundred fruits to cover, so let’s get right into it! First of all, you should know how to actually say fruit in Spanish. Luckily, the translation is quite simple: fruta (froo-tah). Pretty similar to fruit, right? To make it plural, all you need to do is add an -s at the end: frutas.

Citrus fruits 

Citrus fruits are some of the most popular fruits out there. Beyond being able to ask for a lime wedge with your tequila next time you go to Mexico, you’ll be able to order and purchase many different fruits once you learn the citrus varieties in Spanish.

Bergamot and citrus fruits in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
OrangeLa naranja Las naranjasnaˈɾãnxanah-ran-ha
LemonEl limón eurekaLos limones eurekaliˈmon eu̯ˈɾekalee-moan eh-oo-reh-kah
LimeEl limónLos limonesliˈmõnlee-moan
GrapefruitLa toronjaLas toronjastoˈɾõnxatoe-ron-ha
MandarinLa mandarinaLas mandarinasmãndaˈɾinaman-da-re-nah
TangerinesLa tangerinaLas tangerinastãnxɛˈɾinatan-he-re-nah
PomeloLa pamplemusaLas pamplemusaspãmpleˈmusapam-pleh-moose-ah
Finger limeLa lima dedoLas limas dedoˈlima ˈðeðolee-mah day-doh
Key limeLa limaLas limasˈlimalee-ma
CitronEl cidroLos cidrosˈsiðɾosee-dro
ClementineLa clementinaLas clementinasklemɛ̃nˈtinacleh-men-tea-nah
BergamotLa bergamotaLas bergamotasβɛɾɣaˈmotabear-gah-mo-tah
KumquatEl KumquatLos Kumquatskũmˈkatkoom-koo-aht
Desert limeLa lima del desiertoLas limas del desiertoˈlima ðɛl deˈsjɛɾtolee-mah del deh-see-air-toe
Buddha’s handLa mano de BudaLas manos de Budaˈmano ðe ˈβuðamah-no deh boo-dah
Blood orangeLa naranja rojaLas naranjas rojasnaˈɾãnxa ˈroxanah-ran-ha row-ha

Stone fruits (drupe fruits)

If you’re unfamiliar, stone fruits are those that have an edible exterior and a (generally) large pit (or stone!) in the middle. Fruits like peaches, plums, and even cherries count as stone fruits, although others with rough exteriors like avocados don’t!

Cherries and stone fruits in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
PeachEl duraznoLos duraznosðuˈɾas̬nodue-raz-no
PlumLa ciruelaLas ciruelassiˈɾwelasee-rue-elle-ah
CherryLa cerezaLas cerezassɛˈɾesaseh-reh-za
NectarinesLa nectarinaLas nectarinasnek̚taˈɾinaneck-tah-ree-nah
ApricotEl chabacanoLos chabacanosʧaβaˈkanochah-bah-kah-no
MangoEl mangoLos mangosˈmãnɡoman-go
LycheeEl lichiLos lichisˈliʧilee-chee
OlivesLa aceitunaLas aceitunasasei̯ˈtunaah-say-tue-nah
CoconutsEl cocoLos cocosˈkokokoh-koh
DatesEl dátilLos dátilesˈðatiledah-till
PecansLa nuezLas nuecesˈnwesnoo-ess

Berries in Spanish

Who doesn’t love berries!? From smoothies, to desserts, to snacks, berries are some of the most versatile types of fruits out there. They’re extremely diverse too, so you’ll probably learn how to say some berries in Spanish that you’d never heard of before!

Acai bowl in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
StrawberryLa fresaLas fresasˈfɾesafray-za
BlueberryLa mora azulLas moras azulesˈmoɾa aˈsulemo-rah ah-zool
RaspberryLa frambuesaLas frambuesasfɾãmˈbwesafram-boo-es-za
BlackberryLa zarzamoraLas zarzamorassaɾsaˈmoɾazar-zah-mo-rah
MulberryLa moreraLas morerasmoˈɾɛɾamoh-reh-ra
CranberryEl arándanoLos arándanosaˈɾãndanoah-ran-dah-no
BoysenberryLa boysenaLas boysenasβoi̯ˈsenaboh-yes-na
LingonberryEl arándano rojoLos arándanos rojosaˈɾãndano ˈroxoah-ran-dah-no ro-ho
ElderberryEl saúcoLos saúcossaˈukosah-oo-coh
Goji berryLa baya de gojiLas bayas de gojiˈβaʝa ðe ˈɣoxibah-ya deh go-gee
GooseberryLa grosellaLas grosellasɣɾoˈseʝagroh-sell-lah
Açai BerryEl azaíLos azaíesasaˈiah-za-ee
Andean raspberryLa mora andinaLas moras andinasˈmoɾa ãnˈdinamo-rah anne-dee-nah
WhiteberryLa mora blancaLas moras blancasˈmoɾa ˈβlãnkamo-rah blahn-kah
BlackcurrantLa grosella negraLas grosellas negrasɣɾoˈseʝa ˈneɣɾagroh-sell-lah neh-grah

Melons in Spanish

Melon fruits are incredibly diverse all around the world, with many different iterations in different regions. Latin America is no exception to this, with many wonderfully exotic melons that you may not be familiar with.

There is even a passion fruit melon in Colombia! Take a look at the following table to learn all about melons in Spanish.

Horned melon fruits in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
WatermelonLa sandíaLas sandíassãnˈdiasan-dee-ah
CantaloupeEl melónLos melonesmeˈlõnmeh-lon
HoneydewEl melón blancoLos melones blancomeˈlõm ˈblãnkomeh-lon blahn-koh
Winter melonLa calabaza chinaLas calabazas chinaskalaˈβasa ˈʧinakah-lah-bah-za chee-nah
Persian melonEl melón persaLos melones persameˈlõm ˈpɛɾsameh-lon pear-za
Bitter melonEl melon amargoLos melones amargosˈmelon aˈmaɾɣomeh-lon ah-mar-go
Christmas melonEl melón piel de sapoLos melones piel de sapomeˈlõm ˈpjɛl de ˈsapomeh-lon pee-elle day za-poh
Canary melonEl melón amarilloLos melones amarillosmeˈlon amaˈɾiʝomeh-lon ah-mah-ree-yo
Golden beauty melonEl melón casabaLos melones casabameˈlõn kaˈsaβameh-lon kah-sah-bah
Galia melonEl melón galiaLos melones galiameˈlõn ˈɡaljameh-lon gah-lee-ah
Yubari King melonEl melón japonésLos melones japonesesmeˈlõn xapoˈnesmeh-lon ha-po-ness
Horned MelonEl melón africano espinudoLos melones africanos espinudosmeˈlon afɾiˈkano ɛspiˈnuðomeh-lon ah-free-kah-no

Tropical fruits in Spanish

Tropical fruits are some of the most popular fruits in Latin America, and for good reason! With many Spanish-speaking countries at or near the tropics, there is no shortage of tropical fruits there. If you’re not familiar with any of the following fruits, try asking for one of them at a fruit market next time you find yourself in Latin America. You won’t be disappointed!

Mangosteen and tropical fruits in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
AvocadoEl aguacateLos aguacatesaɣwaˈkateah-goo-ah-kah-teh
BananaEl plátanoLos plátanosˈplatanoplah-tah-no
PlantainEl plátano machoLos plátanos machoˈplatanos ˈmaʧoplah-tah-no mah-cho
Star fruitLa carambolaLas carambolaskaɾãmˈbolakah-ram-bo-lah
Dragon fruitLa pitahayaLas pitahayaspitaˈaʝapee-tah-ya
DurianEl duriánLos durianesduˈɾjãndoo-re-an
JackfruitLa yacaLas yacasˈʝakayah-kah
GuavaLa guayabaLas guayabasɣwaˈʝaβagoo-ah-ya-bah
KiwiEl kiwiLos kiwisˈkiwikey-wee
MangosteenEl mangostánLos mangostanesmãnɡosˈtãnman-go-stan
PapayaLa papayaLas papayaspaˈpaʝapah-pah-ya
PersimmonEl caquiLos caquisˈkakikah-key
PineappleLa piñaLas piñasˈpiɲapee-nya
PomegranateLa granadaLas granadasɣɾaˈnaðagrah-nah-dah
RambutanEl rambutánLos rambutanesrãmbuˈtãnram-boo-tan
TamarindEl tamarindoLos tamarindostamaˈɾĩndotah-ma-reen-doh
PitayaLa pitayaLas pitayaspiˈtaʝapee-tah-ya
SoursopLa guanábanaLas guanábanasɣwaˈnaβanagoo-ah-na-bah-nah

Pome fruits in Spanish

Learning the pomes in Spanish is an excellent idea, particularly if you really enjoy apples and foods containing apples. Many desserts include pome fruits, such as apple pie, compote, and even jams. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is one section that you’ll want to pay close attention to!

Loquat and pome fruits in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
AppleLa manzanaLas manzanasmãnˈsanaman-za-nah
PearLa peraLas perasˈpɛɾapeh-rah
Asian pearLa pera asiáticaLas peras asiáticasˈpɛɾa aˈsjatikapeh-rah ah-see-ah-tea-kah
QuinceEl membrilloLos membrillosmɛ̃mˈbɾiʝomem-bree-yo
LoquatEl níspero japonésLos nísperos japonesesˈnispɛɾo xapoˈneseknees-pear-roh ha-po-ness
RowanEl serbalLos serbalessɛɾˈβaleser-bal
MedlarEl nísperoLos nísperosˈnispɛɾoknees-pear-roh

Other fruits in Spanish

We get it, there’s a lot of debate regarding what is a fruit and what is a veggie. Would you consider cucumbers to be fruits? Probably not! But, hey, if science says they’re fruits, then who are we to disagree? Here are some fruits that you may not have known are fruits!

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
CucumberEl pepinoLos pepinospeˈpinopeh-pee-no
FigEl higoLos higosˈiɣoego
GrapeLa uvaLas uvasˈuβaoo-vah
Custard AppleLa chirimoyaLas chirimoyasʧiɾiˈmoʝachee-ree-mo-ya
AlmondLa almendraLas almendrasalˈmɛ̃ndɾaal-men-drah
TomatoEl tomateLos tomatestoˈmatetoh-ma-teh
TomatilloEl tomatilloLos tomatillostomaˈtiʝotoh-ma-tea-yo

Unique fruits in Spanish-speaking countries

Again, one of the best parts of learning Spanish is getting exposed to lots of stuff that you may not have been familiar with. If you consider yourself a foodie, you’re sure to have the time of your life exploring food markets in Latin America as you try new fruits you’d never heard of before. Here are some of our favorite unique fruits to Spanish-speaking countries.

The black sapote is an exotic, tropical fruit that is native to Central America.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciationCountry
NaranjillaEl luloLos lulosˈluloloo-lohColombia
Poro poroLa gulupaLas gulupasɣuˈlupagah-loo-pahColombia
Golden berryLa uchuvaLas uchuvasuˈʧuβaoo-choo-vahColombia
BorojoEl borojóLos borojósβoɾoˈxoboh-roh-hoColombia
Banana passion fruitLa curubaLas curubaskuˈɾuβakoo-roo-bahColombia
GuavasteenLa feijoaLas feijoasfei̯ˈxoafay-ho-ahColombia
MameyEl mameyLos mameyesmaˈmeʝmah-mayMexico
Prickly pearLa tunaLas tunasˈtunatunaMexico
Black sapoteEl zapoteLos zapotessaˈpoteza-po-tehMexico
Camu camuEl camu camuLos camu camusˈkamu ˈkamukah-moo kah-mooPeru
PacayEl pacayLos pacayespaˈkaʝpah-kah-ePeru
Banana passionfruitEl tumboLos tumbosˈtũmbotoom-bohPeru
Melon pearEl pepino DulceLos pepinos dulcespeˈpino ˈðulsepeh-pee-no dull-sayPeru
GuaranaLa fruta de GuaranáLas frutas de Guaranáˈfɾuta ðe ɣwaɾaˈnafroo-tah de goo-ah-rah-nahParaguay
Bajan AckeeEl mamoncilloLos mamoncillosmamõnˈsiʝomah-mon-see-yoVenezuela
Mountain papayaLa papayuelaLas papayuelaspapaˈʝwelapah-pah-yoo-ellaEcuador
BreadfruitEl panapénLos panapenespanaˈpɛ̃npah-nah-penCosta Rica
Cashew fruitEl marañónLos marañonesmaɾaˈɲõnpah-rah-nyonCosta Rica
Beach palm fruitEl pejibayeLos pejibayespexiˈβaʝepeh-he-bah-yeCosta Rica
Red mombinEl jocoteLos jocotesxoˈkoteho-koh-tehCosta Rica
Golden berryEl aguaymantoLos aguaymantosaɣwai̯ˈmãntoah-goo-ah-e-man-tohArgentina
Amazonian pearLa arazaLas arazasaˈɾasaah-rah-zaArgentina
Chilean myrtleEl arrayánLos arrayanesaraˈʝãnah-rah-yanChile
LucumaLa lúcumaLas lúcumasˈlukumaloo-koo-mahChile
Chilean wineberryEl maquiLos maquisˈmakimah-keyChile
Palm tree nutEl coquitoLos coquitoskoˈkitokoh-key-tohChile

Foods made with fruit in Spanish

Beyond just fruit, you will be able to enjoy many dishes made with fruit when you travel (or move!) to a Spanish-speaking country. If you’re unsure how to order or ask about any fruit-heavy foods, here’s a list of some of the most popular foods made with fruit in Spanish.

Jams made with fruits in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
JamLa mermeladaLas mermeladasmɛɾmeˈlaðamer-meh-lah-dah
FruitcakeEl pastel de frutaLos pasteles de fruta pasˈtɛl de ˈfɾutapas-tel deh- froo-tah
CompoteLa compotaLas compotaskõmˈpotakom-poh-tah
Fruit saladEl cóctel de frutasLos cócteles de frutasˈkok̚tɛl de ˈfɾutascoc-tell deh froo-tahs
Strawberry shortcakeEl pastel de fresasLos pasteles de fresaspasˈtɛl de ˈfɾesaspas-tel deh fray-sas
Apple pieEl pay de manzanaLos pays de manzanaˈpai̯ ðe mãnˈsanapie deh man-za-nah
JuiceEl jugoLos jugosˈxuɣowho-go
SmoothieEl licuadoLos licuadosliˈkwaðolee-coo-ah-doh
Banana splitEl banana splitLos banana splitsβaˈnana ˈsplitbah-nah-nah split
WineEl vinoLos vinosˈβinovee-no
SalsaLa salsaLas salsasˈsalsasal-sah
IcicleLa paleta heladaLas paletas heladaspaˈlɛta eˈlaðapah-leh-tah eh-lah-dah
Fruit skewersLa brocheta de frutaLas brochetas de frutasβɾoˈʧɛta ðe ˈfɾutabro-che-tah deh froo-tah
Avocado toastLa tosta de aguacateLas tostas de aguacateˈtosta ðe aɣwaˈkatetos-tah deh ah-goo-ah-kah-teh

Fruit trees in Spanish

Talking about fruit trees in English is quite simple: you just start with the name of the fruit and add “tree” afterwards. With Spanish, this is not usually the case. While you can get away with doing the same in Spanish, there are many fruit trees that have unique names. These are usually masculine as opposed to feminine, such as in the case of mandarins: the fruit is mandarina and the tree is mandarino.

However, this is not always the case, and there are always exceptions. However, rest assured that everyone will understand you if you just say árbol de mandarina if you forget how to say mandarino. But, being able to use the correct name will certainly get you from intermediate Spanish to a near-native mastery of the language.

Almond trees in Spanish.

EnglishSpanish (singular)Spanish (plural)IPAPronunciation
Lime treeEl limoneroLos limoneroslimoˈnɛɾolee-moh-neh-ro
Mango treeEl mangoLos mangosˈmãnɡoman-go
Avocado treeEl aguacateLos aguacatesaɣwaˈkateah-goo-ah-kah-teh
Pear treeEl peralLos peralespɛˈɾalpeh-ral
Orange treeEl naranjoLos naranjosnaˈɾãnxonah-ran-ho
Mandarin treeEl mandarinoLos mandarinosmãndaˈɾinoman-dah-ree-no
Kiwi treeEl kiwiLos kiwisˈkiwikey-wee
Tamarind treeEl tamarindoLos tamarindostamaˈɾĩndotah-ma-reen-doh
Apple treeEl manzanoLos manzanosmãnˈsanoman-za-no
Fig treeLa higueraLas higuerasi̯ˈɣɛɾae-geh-rah
Almond treeEl almendroLos almendrosalˈmɛ̃ndɾoal-men-dro
Olive treeEl olivoLos olivosoˈliβooh-lee-vee-oh
Papaya treeEl papayoLos papayospaˈpaʝopah-pah-yo
Pecan treeEl nogalLos nogalesnoˈɣalnoh-gal

Fun hacks to memorize fruit vocabulary quickly

1. Learn some new recipes

Even if you’re not currently in a Spanish-speaking country, you can start prepping by learning how to cook some new recipes. Although some will include fruits and ingredients that you may not have access to in your home country, many of them will include the fruits and vegetables that you already know (and love)!

A great example of a fruit recipe that you can try is Colombian salpicón. This recipe includes many of the fruits we’ve covered in this guide, so try navigating the link above in Spanish to test how well you’ve learned the fruits!

2. Listen to some music

Many would be surprised to learn just how easy it is to acquire a new language through music. Listening to songs can be a great way to memorize items, but also to start getting a closer feel of the rhythm and grammar of a new language.

One of the most popular fruit songs in Spanish is without a doubt El Baile de la Fruta by Pica-Pica. While this song is meant to encourage kids to eat more fruits, its highly catchy chorus will without a doubt help you learn the fruits, no matter your age!

Pica-Pica - El Baile de la Fruta (Videoclip Oficial)

3. Go grocery shopping

If you’re traveling or moving to a Spanish-speaking country soon, one of the best ways to learn the fruits quickly is to go grocery shopping. Sure, you’ll likely struggle a little bit at first, but there’s no easier way to start associating Spanish fruit names with the fruit than by seeing its name in front of a big pile of fruit!

And if you’re nervous about shopping for fruits in the Spanish language, this next section is for you!

How to go fruit shopping at a market or supermarket

Ordering fruits by kilos or grams in Spanish

If you’re American, you may struggle a little bit with the measurements across Spanish-speaking countries. Virtually all countries outside the United States (except for Liberia and Myanmar) use the metric measuring system, which includes kilos and grams instead of pounds and ounces.

So, next time you go to a fruit market or the grocery store, you’ll see prices per kilogram as opposed to per pound. You can then order your fruit by kilos or grams, depending on how much fruit you want.

Here’s a table with some useful measurements if you’re not yet familiar with the metric system:

Measurement in SpanishSymbolImperial conversionIPAPronunciation
KiloKg2.2 poundskilokey-lo
Gramog0.035 ouncesˈɡɾamogra-mo
LitroL33.814 ouncesˈlitɾolee-tro
Mililitroml0.0338 ouncesmiliˈlitɾome-lee-lee-tro

It’s also worth noting that one kilogram is 1,000 grams, and one liter is 1,000 milliliters.

How to count fruit in Spanish

While you can order fruit by weight, you can also order it by item or group. For example, if you want four apples, you can simply ask for four apples (cuatro manzanas). If you’re not familiar with counting in Spanish yet, you can check out our useful guide to learn how to count in no time!

However, some fruits come in a bunch and thus cannot be ordered individually. What can you do in these cases?

Here’s a quick table with a couple of helpful words for counting fruit.

Fruit group in EnglishFruit group in SpanishIPAPronunciation
Bunch of grapesRacimo de uvasraˈsimo ðe ˈuβasrah-see-mo deh oo-vas
Bunch of bananasPenca de plátanoˈpɛ̃nka ðe ˈplatanopen-kah deh plah-tah-no

How to order fruits from a vendor in Spanish

Ordering fruit from a vendor in Spanish is relatively straightforward once you’ve mastered the metric system and how to count fruit. All you need to do is ask for the price per kilogram and then ask for either a measurement or a quantity of fruit!

Phrase in EnglishPhrase in Spanish
How much per kilogram?¿Cuánto cuesta el kilo?
Can I have 3 kilograms of pear?¿Me da 3 kilos de peras?
Can I have 4 apples?¿Me da 4 manzanas?
Can I have a bunch of grapes?¿Me da un racimo de uvas?

Keep in mind that using the formal usted instead of informal is considered polite across much of Latin America when ordering from a vendor, especially if it’s an older gentleman or woman. However, feel free to also use the informal if you feel more comfortable.

Useful words and phrases for buying fruits

EnglishSpanishIPAPronunciation
RipeMaduromaˈðuɾoma-doo-ro
For today (ready to eat)Para hoyˈpaɾa ˈoi̯pah-rah oh-e
For the week (not yet ready to eat)Para la semanaˈpaɾa la seˈmanapah-rah la seh-mah-nah
SweetDulceˈdulsedool-say
BitterAmargoaˈmaɾɣoah-mar-go
SourAgrioˈaɣɾjoah-gree-oh
Fruit marketFruteríafɾutɛˈɾiafroo-teh-ree-ah

Sweeten your life with this tasty fruit vocabulary in Spanish

Are you ready to put this new vocabulary to use? We’re sure you’re going to love adding more fruits to your daily life now that you know how to say over 110 different fruits! You can also use our fruit shopping guide to put your new vocab to the ultimate test if you happen to be in a Spanish speaking country.

We hope you enjoyed this guide and make it a part of your study strategy! If you’d like more useful (and free!) study resources such as this one, make sure to check out our Spanish blog for even more guides! Make sure to keep an eye on it as we publish new content every month.

That’s it for this guide, we hope you can use this vocab to enjoy some yummy new fruits!

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