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You may find the following list of fruit and vegetable botanical names useful. Annual and biennial vegetables are not included in the RHS Plant Finder.

Almond
See Prunus dulcis
Añu
See Tropaeolum tuberosum
Apple
See Malus domestica
Apple, crab
See Malus
Apricot
See Prunus armeniaca
Artichoke, globe
See Cynara cardunculus Scolymus Group
Artichoke, Jerusalem
See Helianthus tuberosus
Avocado
See Persea
Banana
See Musa
Bergamot
See Citrus bergamia
Blackberry
See Rubus fruticosus
Blackcurrant
See Ribes nigrum
Blueberry
See Vaccinium corymbosum
Boysenberry
See Rubus Boysenberry
Bullace
See Prunus insititia
Butternut
See Juglans cinerea
Calamondin
See x Citrofortunella microcarpa
Cape gooseberry
See Physalis
Carambola
See Averrhoa carambola
Cardoon
See Cynara cardunculus
Cashew-nut
See Anacardium occidentale
Cherimoya
See Annona cherimola
Cherry, duke
See Prunus x gondouinii
Cherry, sour or Morello
See Prunus cerasus
Cherry, sweet
See Prunus avium
Chestnut, sweet
See Castanea
Citron
See Citrus medica
Cobnut
See Corylus avellana
Coconut
See Cocos nucifera
Coffee
See Coffea
Cranberry
See Vaccinium macrocarpon, V. oxycoccos
Custard apple
See Annona cherimola, A. reticulata
Damson
See Prunus insititia
Date
See Phoenix dactylifera
Elderberry
See Sambucus
Fig
See Ficus carica
Filbert
See Corylus maxima
Gooseberry
See Ribes uva-crispa var. reclinatum
Granadilla
See Passiflora quadrangularis
Granadilla, purple
See Passiflora edulis
Granadilla, sweet
See Passiflora ligularis
Granadilla, yellow
See Passiflora laurifolia
Grape
See Vitis
Grapefruit
See Citrus x paradisi
Guava, common
See Psidium guajava
Guava, purple or strawberry
See Psidium littorale
Hazelnut
See Corylus
Hickory, shagbark
See Carya ovata
Hildaberry
See Rubus ‘Hildaberry’
Horned melon
See Cucumis metulifer
Jostaberry
See Ribes x culverwellii Jostaberry
Jujube
See Ziziphus jujuba
Kaffir plum
See Harpephyllum caffrum
Kiwano
See Cucumis metulifer
Kiwi fruit
See Actinidia deliciosa
Lemon
See Citrus limon
Lime
See Citrus aurantiifolia
Lime, Djeruk
See Citrus amblycarpa
Lime, Philippine
See x Citrofortunella microcarpa
Loganberry
See Rubus x loganobaccus
Loquat
See Eriobotrya japonica
Mandarin
See Citrus reticulata
Mandarin, Cleopatra
See Citrus reshni
Mango
See Mangifera indica
Medlar
See Mespilus germanica
Morello cherry
See Prunus cerasus
Mulberry
See Morus
Natal plum
See Carissa macrocarpa
Nectarine
See Prunus persica var. nectarina
Nut, cob
See Corylus avellana
Nut, filbert
See Corylus maxima
Olive
See Olea europaea
Orange, sour or Seville
See Citrus aurantium
Orange, sweet
See Citrus sinensis
Papaya (paw paw)
See Carica papaya
Passion fruit
See Passiflora
Passion fruit, banana
See Passiflora mollissima
Paw Paw (false banana)
See Asimina triloba
Peach
See Prunus persica
Pear
See Pyrus communis
Pear, Asian
See Pyrus pyrifolia
Pecan
See Carya illinoinensis
Pepino
See Solanum muricatum
Persimmon
See Diospyros virginiana
Persimmon, Japanese
See Diospyros kaki
Pineapple guava
See Acca sellowiana
Pinkcurrant
See Ribes rubrum (P)
Plum
See Prunus domestica
Pomegranate
See Punica granatum
Pummelo
See Citrus maxima
Rhubarb
See Rheum x hybridum
Quince
See Cydonia
Raspberry
See Rubus idaeus
Redcurrant
See Ribes rubrum (R)
Satsuma
See Citrus unshiu
Seakale
See Crambe maritima
Shaddock
See Citrus maxima
Soursop
See Annona muricata
Strawberry
See Fragaria
Sunberry
See Rubus ‘Sunberry’
Tamarillo
See Cyphomandra betacea
Tamarind
See Tamarindus indica
Tangelo
See Citrus x tangelo
Tangerine
See Citrus reticulata
Tangor
See Citrus x nobilis Tangor Group
Tayberry
See Rubus Tayberry Group
Tummelberry
See Rubus ‘Tummelberry’
Ugli
See Citrus x tangelo ‘Ugli’
Veitchberry
See Rubus ‘Veitchberry’
Walnut
See Juglans
Whitecurrant
See Ribes rubrum (W)
Wineberry
See Rubus phoenicolasius
Worcesterberry
See Ribes divaricatum
Youngberry
See Rubus ‘Youngberry’
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