Fruit and Vegetable Names That Start with "Z"

Can you think of any fruit with a name that begins with the letter "Z?" If you can’t think of one, let me introduce you to not one but three fruits!



Zwetschge is a deep blue oval plum with golden yellow flesh. It is found throughout Germany and Central Europe where it is a popular seasonal table fruit in August and September. It is usually used to make cakes, tarts and spiced jams.


Zig-zag Vine


This wild fruit is from a rainforest vine native to eastern Australia. The red or orange-red fruit are edible and tasty with a pleasant acidic taste. Also called “acid drop vine” and “wild banana,” it is harvested locally and is sometimes used to flavor sauces and liqueurs.



Botanically, zucchini is a fruit, but culinarily, it is considered a vegetable with a wide variety of uses. It can be steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried or added in other recipes including cakes. Zucchini can also be eaten raw. This summer squash is also known as “courgette” and comes in dark or light green and deep yellow or orange colors.