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Fruit starting with O

Sweet fruit (and a vegetable or two!) from all around the world.
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Ois forOlive

Scientific name: olea europaea
Olives are the fruit of a small, slow-growing tree. They are originally from the Mediterranean region and grow best in poor soils in Mediterranean climates. Olives can be grown easily from both seeds and cuttings, but trees grown from seed don't always grow good fruit. Olives can't be eaten fresh from the tree, they are too bitter. Olives need to be prepared by soaking them in salty water or otherwise preparing them to be eaten. Some types of olive can be pressed and oil made from them.
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Ois forOrange

Scientific name: citrus sinensis
An orange is the name for both a colour and a citrus fruit. Oranges are similar to lemons but are very sweet and can be eaten raw, squeezed to make juice, and can be made into marmalade. The colour orange can be made by mixing red and yellow paint.