Fruit Category

Fruit
Includes berries, citrus fruit, melons, tropical fruit, and tomatoes
Fruits are the matured ovaries of plants, containing the seeds for the next generation of plants. Many plants cunningly make their fruits sweet, the better to attract animals like us to eat them and disperse the seeds. Fruits are often delicious enough to eat out of hand, but they can also be made into tarts, compotes, shakes, juices, preserves, liqueurs, and many other things.
white eggplant
white eggplant
This eggplant comes in different shapes and sizes and, except for the exterior color, is interchangeable with their purple cousins, the American eggplant and the Italian eggplant.
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white sapote, casimiroa, custard apple, matasano, zapote blanco
white sapote
This tropical fruit has sweet, creamy pulp that's wonderful in fruit salads or shakes. They arrive in the summer. Since they bruise easily when ripe, they're usually sold while they're still hard. Take them home and let them ripen on the counter for a few days until they yield to a gentle squeeze. Remove the peel and seeds before serving.
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Winesap, Stayman Winesap
Winesap
This tart apple is great for eating out of hand or for making cider. It keeps for a relatively long time.
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winter melon, tallow gourd, winter gourd, Chinese preserving melon, ash gourd
winter melon
This Asian squash-like fruit has a mild flavor similar to a cucumber. It should be peeled, seeded, and cooked before eating. Don't confuse it with sweet melons like Honeydews or cantaloupes, which sometimes also go by the name "winter melons."
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Winter Nellis pear
Winter Nellis pear
These are especially good for baking.
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winter squash
winter squash
Winter squash come in many sizes and shapes, but all have hard outer rinds that surround sweet, often orange flesh. Winter squash arrive late in the growing season and they have a long shelf life, so they've long been a staple in winter and spring, when other vegetables are harder to come by. Unlike summer squash, winter squash must be cooked. They're usually baked or steamed, and then sometimes puréed. Select squash that are heavy for their size.
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xcatic chili
These fresh yellow peppers are long, curved, and very hot.
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yellow melon, chameh melon, dua gan, golden melon, Japanese cantaloupe
yellow melon
These melons are small, about the size of medium papaya. They taste like cantaloupe, but with firmer flesh.
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yellow squash, crookneck squash, yellow crookneck squash
yellow squash
This category includes yellow straight-neck squash and yellow crookneck squash. They're interchangeable with zucchini.
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yellow wax pepper , Hungarian wax chile pepper, hot Hungarian wax pepper
yellow wax pepper
These are easily confused with milder banana peppers. Sample before using. They are moderately hot.
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York Imperial, York
York Imperial
These are especially good for baking.
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youngberry
youngberry
This is closely related to the blackberry.
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Zante grapes, champagne grapes, Corinth raisins, Zante currants
Zante grapes
These clusters of tiny grapes are often used as a garnish.
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zucchini, baby marrow, courgette, Italian marrow squash
zucchini
America's most popular summer squash, zucchini can be served raw, sautéed, baked, grilled, and even shredded and baked in a cake. Green zucchini is the most popular, but some grocers also carry a bright yellow variety. There's also a globe-shaped round zucchini that's easy to stuff.
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