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List of Fruits That Start With D

Adding fruits to your day helps in keeping all diseases at bay. Also, they are a great source of vitamin C. This vitamin is an essential nutrient that is required by our body on a daily basis.

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Luckily almost all the fruits beginning with any letter are rich in vitamin C. This is a water-soluble nutrient and is also a rich source of antioxidants. Since our body is unable to store Vitamin C, it becomes more important to consume vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Deficiency of vitamin C can lead to anemia, scurvy, bleeding gums and infections.

We are all aware of fruits rich in vitamin C in general, but if somebody asks us to name a fruit that starts with D, we might not be able to name even one. So to save you from such moments we have compiled a list of fruits of letter D.

Fruits Beginning With D

Read this list to increase your knowledge in the fruits category, at least for the fruits that start with D.

1. Damson

damson fruit
Damson Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
A subspecies of the plum tree, damson is the first fruit that starts with D and grows mostly in Europe. Its scientific name is Prunus domestica subsp. Insititia. The fruit is small in size, astringent in taste and blue in color.

2. Date Plum

date plum fruit
Date Plum Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]

This fruit is widely cultivated and used in southwest Asia and southeast Europe. Its scientific name is Diospyros lotus. This is one of the juicy fruits that start with D with yellow ripened skin.

3. Davidson’s Plum

davidson plum fruit
Davidson’s Plum Fruit [Image Credit: Wikipedia]
This fruit has a sour taste and the scientific name ‘Davidsonia’. It is similar to plum in Europe with burgundy flesh inside.

4. Dead Man’s Finger

dead man finger fruit
Dead Man’s Finger Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
This is a blue-colored fruit that has a sweet flavor and a gelatinous pulp inside. Its scientific name is Decaisnea insignis and is found in east India, mostly in Sikkim. 

5. Dekopon

dekopon fruit
Dekopon Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
Its scientific name is Citrus reticulata ‘Shiranui’. This is one of the seedless fruits that start with D and it is a sweet variety of orange, slightly larger in size.

6. Desert Fig Tree

desert fig tree fruit
Desert Fig Tree Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
Shaped like a pear, desert fig fruit is yellowish-green in color and red flesh inside. It ripens in summer and has an excellent flavor.

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7. Desert Lime

desert lime fruit
Desert Lime Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
Among fruits that start with D, this fruit commonly grows in South Australia and its scientific name is Citrus glauca. It grows on a thorny shrub and is yellowish-green in color.

8. Dodder Laurel

dodder laurel fruit
Dodder Laurel Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
This fruit is from the laurel family and its scientific name is Cassytha. It is an oval-shaped fruit.

9. Dragon Fruit

dragon fruit
Dragon Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
High in fiber and rich in antioxidants, dragon fruit helps in strengthening the immune system. It is grown all over the world and known by many names such as pitaya, strawberry pear etc.

10. Durian

durian fruit
Durian Fruit [ Image Credit : Wikipedia ]
This fruit is large in size and has a thorny covering. Its scientific name is Durio and its shape is mostly round or oblong.

11. Duku

duku fruit
Duku Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
Duku is an Indonesian name of fruits that start with D, given to Langsat. Its scientific name is Lansium domesticum. It grows in clusters and is small in size. The taste of the fruit is both sweet and sour.

12. Double Coconut

double coconut fruit
Double Coconut Fruit [ Image Credit : Wikipedia ]
Commonly known as seas coconut, this fruit starting with D comes from the palm family. Its scientific name is Lodoicea. This is one of the rare fruits that start with D and takes about 5-6 years to mature.

13. Date fruit

date fruit
Date Fruit [ Image Credit: Wikipedia ]
Its scientific name is Phoenix dactylifera. It is sweet in taste and has many health benefits. Rich in proteins and iron, it helps in strengthening the nervous system.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered most asked FAQs about the fruits that commence with letter D.

1. Which of these fruits that start with the letter D are expensive?

Among all the fruits that begin with the letter D, the most expensive one is Double Coconut. It is the fruit with the largest seed. The seed of double coconut is sold in lakhs (in INR) due to its medicinal use.

2. Which of the fruits starting with the letter D are rarest?

The fruit beginning with the letter D and is rarest is Double Coconut fruit. This fruit is only grown in the islands of Seychelles (which are Praslin and Curieuse).

3. Which of these fruits are exotic?

The list of exotic fruits in India that starts with the letter D are:

  • Durian
  • Damsons
  • Duku

4. Which of the fruits that begin with the letter D are common in India?

Here’s the list of fruits that are commonly available in India.

  • Date Fruit
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Date Plum

Final Words

This is all we have for the fruits of the letter D.

If you are intrigued to know and learn more about fruits starting with other letters, check out our other articles.

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