11 Zimbabwean fruits every Zimbo must try at least once

We came upon these pictures of Zimbabwean Indigenous fruits and thought we would share. We ate these fruits growing up in Zimbabwe. If there’s any you haven’t tried, make sure you do.

Which of these 11 indigenous fruits are your favourites?

1. Tsubvu, Umviyo

tsubvu

Also called Hubvu or Hubva other dialect of the Shona language. Known in English as smelly-berry fingerleaf
Image credit: African Foodie

 

2. Matohwe, Uxakuxaku

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Snot Apple in English
Image Credit: thesovereignstate.org

 

3. Mauyu, Umkhomo

Image Credit: HLM GRAND YOFF

Baobab fruit
Image Credit: HLM GRAND YOFF

 

4. Mazhanje, Amazhanje

mazhanje

Image Credit: African Foodie

 

5. Nyii, Umnyi

Nyii

Image Credit: African Foodie

 

6. Nhunguru, Umqokolo

Image Credit: http://thesovereignstate.org/indigenous-fruits-of-zimbabwe-3/

Flacourtia indica is the Scientific name and available in natively in much of Africa
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7. Masawu, Amasawa

Image Credit: Marco Schmidt

Ziziphus is the Scientific name.
Image Credit: Marco Schmidt

8. Matamba, Umkhemeswane

Also called the Monkey Orange

Also called the Monkey Orange
Image Credit: everydayharriet

 

9. Hacha (Chakata), Umphafa

 

10. Hute or Mukute

mhute

Also known as waterberry, in the Myrtaceae.
Image Credit : The Sovereign State

 

11. Magaka, Amagaka

Image Credit: Moonshine Darling

Image Credit: Moonshine Darling

 

Thank you to everyone that has helped out in the comments with the Ndebele names for the fruits. We have updated the article. We appreciate any corrections needed that you see. Let us know in the comments. Thanks!