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Photo of an apple.

Fruit starting with A

Sweet fruit (and a vegetable or two!) from all around the world.
Photo of an apple.
Scientific name: malus domestica
The apple is the fruit of the apple tree. Apple trees are small deciduous trees growing to around 5-12 metres high. Apples may be red, yellow or green. You can eat all of the apple except the core in the middle, which is full of seeds.
Photo of apricots

Ais forApricot

Scientific name: prunus armeniaca
The apricot is a small, soft, sweet orange fruit closely related to the plum. You can eat the fruit fresh or dried, and apricots can also be made into jam.
Photo of avocado fruit

Ais forAvocado

Scientific name: persea americana
The avocado is the fruit of a tree native to south and central America. It prefers to grow in tropical areas. Avocados are much higher in fat than other fruits. The avocado has a big seed inside it, and a hard skin, so you can only eat the soft flesh in between. Their flesh is yellow to green, and has a texture that is a little like butter, hence one of their common names of "butter fruit". The flesh of the avocado can be spread on bread or crackers, or the flesh can be diced and used as an ingredient in salads.