There are many great fruits that start with G.
Some of them are ones you probably already know, such as gala and Granny Smith apples.
Others you may have heard of, but you may not know them by the name listed here.
For example, green Anjou pears are one of the most commonly found pears in the grocery store, even if you never knew their names.
Of course, I had to throw in a few rare and unusual ones just for fun.
What’s your favorite fruit that starts with G? Did it make this list?
1. Gala Apples
Gala apples were first discovered in New Zealand.
They’re small and somewhat heart-shaped, and their yellow skins take on a red blush when ripe.
They’re very crispy and moderately sweet.
2. Goji Berries
Goji berries resemble tiny Roma tomatoes or what people call “Tommy-toes.”
They’re popular in Asia as both a food and a medicinal ingredient.
They’ve become more popular in the U.S. over the years because they’re high in antioxidants and a good source of vitamins and minerals.
You can eat them raw, but most people prefer to soak them in water to soften them first.
They’re also a popular addition to trail mixes, smoothies, and parfaits.
3. Galia Melons
Galia melons resemble cantaloupes and are the hybrid offspring of netted rind melons and green flesh melons.
Unlike cantaloupes, the inner flesh of galia melons is light green.
The taste is sweet, with just a hint of spice to it.
Grapefruits are reasonably well-known in the U.S.
They look like oversized oranges from the outside, but their inner flesh is pink. They have a citrusy but somewhat bitter taste.
5. Golden Apple Fruit
Golden apple fruits smell like pineapples, taste like mangoes, and look like elongated, oval-shaped apples.
They’re green when unripe and golden yellow when ripe.
You can eat them raw, but most people prefer to make jam, jelly, or juice from them.
Whether you like them seedless or seeded, red, green, or purple, you’ve probably eaten grapes at some point.
If not, you’ve probably at least had the wine that comes from them.
Grapes are consistently in the top five fruits sold in the United States.
Grapples are the brand name for apples that have been soaked in Concord grape juice to give them a distinct “apple meets grape” flavor.
They’re popular with kids.
I didn’t discover guavas until I was grown, and I will always regret not trying them sooner.
They’re one of my all-time favorite fruits.
When fully ripe, they’re yellow, and they look like miniature lemons, although their skins’ textures aren’t the same.
Every bit of the guava is edible – skin, flesh, and seeds.
I wash them, chop off the ends, slice them in half, and pop the whole half in my mouth at once.
They have a dense, almost mealy texture, but it’s not unpleasant. They’re tropically tangy, almost sour.
The seeds are hard, so it’s best to swallow them whole.
If you do bite down on one, you’ll be surprised by the unexpected but delightful spice that fills your mouth.
There are two main types of gooseberries: American and European.
However, there are dozens of different varieties within those two types, and they’re all different sizes and colors.
Most gooseberries are round, and you can safely eat them.
Some are even purported to provide consumers with numerous health benefits.
Granadillas are a type of passionfruit. They’re orange, hard, and have a distinctive long, straight stem.
Their insides are full of jelly-like translucent seeds.
You eat them by cracking the outer shell (rind) and slurping down the seeds.
They’re a little sweet, but primarily tangy and sour. They’re delicious, though.
11. Golden Kiwi
The golden kiwi is slightly smaller than its green counterpart. The outer skin is also missing the fuzz that you find on green kiwi.
The main difference is the inner flesh of the kiwi; it’s a bright, golden color.
The two taste different, too. Golden kiwis have a more tropical, berry-like flavor that reminds me a little of strawberries.
12. Governor’s Plum
Governor’s plums get their names because they look like tiny purple plums.
You can eat them raw, but they have a slightly bitter, astringent taste.
For that reason, most people prefer to make jam, jelly, or liquor from them.
13. Green Apples
Green apples are any apples that are green when fully ripe. They’re usually more sour than their red cousins.
Common varieties include Granny Smith, shamrock, and Lodi apples.
14. Granny Smith Apple
Of all the green apples, Granny Smith apples are the most popular.
It’s the green apple most people mean when they say “green apple.”
They’re tart but not too sour, and they’re perfect for making apple pies or caramel apples.
15. Green Anjou Pears
You can find Anjou pears almost anywhere.
There are green and red varieties; the green ones are traditionally pear-shaped with green skins.
They’re sweet, juicy, and have a mild citrus flavor. They taste great raw, but people also cook with them.
16. Greek Figs
There are several Greek figs, including green figs, black figs, royal figs, and red figs.
They’re called Greek figs because that’s where they’re primarily grown.
Depending on the specific variety, they taste different, but most are soft and somewhat squishy with crunchy seeds.
They’re sweet, but they have a natural sweetness, like fresh honey.
17. Golden Delicious Apple
Golden delicious apples are the highest selling apples in the United States.
They get their name from their yellow-gold skins. They’re still crunchy, but they’re softer than other apple varieties.
They’re also sweeter and more prone to bruising, if mishandled.
18. Grosella Negra
Grosella negra is Spanish for black fruit or black currant. They’re sometimes referred to as “the forbidden fruit.”
They have numerous health benefits and are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and anthocyanins.
Because they help spread a dangerous tree fungus, they’re hard to find fresh in the U.S.
However, you can find them in dried form easily enough online.
19. Grand Nain Banana
You know these bananas, but you probably know them by their more commercial name – Chiquita bananas.
These are the most well-known and widely sold bananas in the Americas.
20. Gorham Pear
Gorham pears aren’t the most well-known pears, but they’re popular.
They’re more teardrop-shaped than pear-shaped, and they’re sweeter and juicier than most commercially sold pears.
The flesh is dense and soft and almost melts in your mouth before you can chew it.
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