Fruits in Spanish: A Delicious Vocab with 55 Words for Fruits

In this article, we’ll cover common tropical fruits, citrus fruits, berries, and even some delicious exotic fruits like dragonfruit.

Learning and knowing the fruits in Spanish will come in handy when you’re looking for a refreshing, cool and healthy food on the scorching hot beaches in the summer. Ever wondered how you can buy things at the market? Spring Spanish (a project I co-founded) made a great video, so you won’t be surprised when you get into this situation:

Having this vocabulary at your fingertips will make it much easier to shop at local markets, order fresh juices when dining out, and even try new fruit-based recipes at home.

Plus, knowing the Spanish words for nutrient-rich fruits can help you maintain a balanced, fiber-filled diet.

1. Tropical fruits in Spanish

Tropical fruits grow in warm, humid climates and include mangoes, pineapples, and coconuts.

fruits in spanish in a bowl

They are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

MaracuyáPassion Fruit
CarambolaStar Fruit
Fruta del DragónDragonfruit

Here’s a short conversation in Spanish about tropical fruits:

María: ¿Sabes qué frutas tropicales me encantan? Las piñas y los mangos. [Do you know what tropical fruits I love? Pineapples and mangoes.]
Pedro: A mí también me gustan mucho. Pero mi favorita es la papaya. Es tan dulce y jugosa. [I also really like them. But my favorite is papaya. It’s so sweet and juicy.]
María: ¡Sí! Las papayas son deliciosas. Oye, ¿has probado alguna vez el durián? Dicen que tiene un olor muy fuerte. [Yes! Papayas are delicious. Hey, have you ever tried durian? They say it has a very strong smell.]
Pedro: No, nunca he probado el durián. Pero he oído que su sabor es increíble si puedes superar el olor. [No, I’ve never tried durian. But I’ve heard its flavor is incredible if you can get past the smell.]
María: Tendremos que conseguir uno y probarlo juntos. [We’ll have to get one and try it together.]

2. Spanish vocabulary for citrus fruits

These are the tart, juicy fruits from citrus trees, such as oranges, lemons, and limes.

They are rich in vitamin C and can help boost immunity.

MandarinaMandarin Orange

Now, let’s see a real conversation with the new vocabulary you learned:

Ana: Me encantan las naranjas frescas. ¿Y a ti? [I love fresh oranges. What about you?]
Javier: Prefiero los limones para hacer limonada. [I prefer lemons for making lemonade.]
Ana: Las limas también son muy refrescantes. [Limes are also very refreshing.]
Javier: Sí, y las toronjas son ricas en vitamina C, aunque amargas. [Yes, and grapefruits are rich in vitamin C, although bitter.]
Ana: Hagamos un batido de cítricos pronto. [Let’s make a citrus smoothie soon.]

3. Berries in Spanish

These are the small, juicy fruits that grow on bushes, such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

fruits in spanish berries in a bowl

They are packed with antioxidants and fiber.

Mora AzulBlueberry
Grosella NegraBlack Currant
Grosella RojaRed Currant
Grosella BlancaWhite Currant
Grosella EspinosaGooseberry

Let’s explore berries in Spanish with a real-life scenario:

Sofía: ¿No te encantan las fresas esta temporada? [Don’t you love strawberries this season?]
Camila: Me gustan más las moras azules, son antioxidantes. [I like blueberries more, they’re antioxidant-rich.]
Sofía: ¿Y las frambuesas? Son exquisitas. [What about raspberries? They’re exquisite.]
Camila: Las zarzamoras también son buenas para mermeladas. [Boysenberries are also good for jams.]
Sofía: Hagamos un postre con bayas frescas. [Let’s make a dessert with fresh berries.]

4. Learn Spanish stone fruits vocabulary

These are the fruits with a hard pit or stone in the center, such as peaches, plums, and cherries.

They are a good source of vitamins C and K.

DamascoDamson Plum

Check the use of stone fruits in a real-life conversation:

Luisa: ¿Compraste los duraznos y ciruelas para la tarta? [Did you buy the peaches and plums for the tart?]
Tomás: Sí, también nectarinas y albaricoques. [Yes, also nectarines and apricots.]
Luisa: ¿Y cerezas? Combinan bien con duraznos. [And cherries? They combine well with peaches.]
Tomás: Compré unas. Prefiero los damascos, son muy dulces. [I bought some. I prefer damsons, they’re very sweet.]
Luisa: Con todas esas frutas de hueso, la tarta será deliciosa. [With all those stone fruits, the tart will be delicious.]

5. Pome fruits: apples, pears, and more

These are the fleshy fruits that contain several small seeds, such as apples, pears, and quince.

They are a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C.

NashiAsian Pear

What do you think about making apple pie this weekend? Take a look!

Carla: Oye, ¿qué te parece si hacemos una tarta de manzanas este fin de semana? [Hey, what do you think about making an apple pie this weekend?]
Diego: Me parece genial. Las manzanas están riquísimas en esta época. [Sounds great. Apples are delicious this time of year.]
Carla: Sí, y podríamos agregar también algunas peras para darle más sabor. [Yes, and we could also add some pears to give it more flavor.]
Diego: Buena idea. Oí que los membrillos quedan muy bien en las tartas también. [Good idea. I heard quinces also work really well in pies.]
Carla: Entonces hagámoslo. Una tarta de frutas de pepita con manzanas, peras y membrillos. [Then let’s do it. A pome fruit pie with apples, pears, and quinces.]
Diego: Me estoy antojando solo de pensarlo. No puedo esperar a probarla. [I’m craving it just thinking about it. I can’t wait to try it.]

6. More fruit vocabulary and phrases in Spanish

ChirimoyaCustard Apple

And what about adding other ingredients to your recipe? Here’s a short dialogue:

Carla: Además de manzanas y peras, ¿qué más? Plátanos, uvas, sandía. [Besides apples and pears, what else? Bananas, grapes, watermelon.]
Diego: Kiwi, higos, granada también. [Kiwi, figs, pomegranate too.]
Carla: Y dátiles, caquis, chirimoyas, tamarindos para lo exótico. [And dates, persimmons, custard apples, tamarinds for the exotic.]
Diego: Guanábana también, dicen que es refrescante. [Soursop too, they say it’s refreshing.]
Carla: La tarta de frutas más completa. ¡Manos a la obra! [The most complete fruit pie. Let’s get to work!]

7. Practice Fruits in Spanish with our Practice Worksheets

Fill in the blanks with the correct Spanish word for the fruit:

Want to learn more Spanish? Click this button, and you’ll get tons of practice exercises!

8. Memorize the list of Spanish fruits with Conversation Based Chunking

Learning the names of fruits in Spanish is another great way to expand your vocabulary and prepare yourself to speak like a local.

It doesn’t really matter if you travel to a Spanish-speaking country, cook Latin American dishes, or simply want to add more healthy fruits into your diet – you have to know these words!

The best part is that you can quickly memorize a wide variety of fruits using the Conversation Based Chunking method. Not only will you learn the names, but you’ll also be able to practice how to pronounce them and use them in sentences – it’s much easier and more interactive than just looking at a vocabulary list! With this method, you immerse yourself fully in the language.

But don’t stop there!

In addition to learning the names, be sure to eat fresh, delicious fruits as sources of vitamins, fiber and other essential nutrients.

These fruits will keep you healthy.

And if you need more help, we have articles dedicated to Spanish food vocabulary and how to order in Spanish restaurants – enjoy learning and eating!

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