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Blueberry in Spanish
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How do you say "Blueberry" in Spanish?. We want to know how you call it. It will be fun to see all the "variations" the Spanish language has as well observe how something changes name depending on location?
I'll start by dropping the first option:
1. Arándano



Posted by: LLL at February 7, 2008 2:11 AM

Arandano is cranberry

Posted by: Anonymous at May 21, 2008 8:54 PM

i need to know the translatio of blueberry to spanish from mexico spanish

Posted by: Anonymous at May 22, 2008 6:55 PM

our nanny from mexico feeds them to the baby here in Dallas and says she's never seen or heard of them before. I suggested arandano to her and she did not know that word either.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 3, 2008 2:41 PM

well i know that "mora" is a word for raspberry so maybe its a type of mora

Posted by: genove at October 22, 2008 7:33 AM

I think the word is mora. See if she knows that one.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 12, 2009 9:09 PM

This is an excellent question. The correct word is salsamora

Posted by: Anonymous at February 16, 2009 1:09 PM

Blueberries don't grow in Mexico. My father calls them arandanos and he is a native of Zamora. I think that there is a type of berry that looks like the blueberry called an "arandano" and so they just call it that.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 22, 2009 9:13 AM

Mora is blackberry

Posted by: Roberto at May 20, 2009 9:14 PM

frambuesa is the word for raspberry. mora is blackberry. Just had this conversation last night with some Mexicans and when I asked how you say "blueberry" one replied in a Mexican accent "blooberi". I guess you had to be there. Anyway, they just don't grow in Mexico, whereas raspberries and blackberries are grown there for export to the US.

Posted by: Rosa at May 28, 2009 8:09 PM

Blackberries are moras, raspberries are zarzamoras. Cranberries and blueberries are rare in Mexico, but apparently both are called arandano, and only the new market of cereals and juices from USA had started recently the knowledge of Mexicans of these delicious fruits. I'm Mexican and know this from first hand

Posted by: Edmundo at August 5, 2009 9:59 PM

Mora is the blackberry and arandano azul is the blueberrie

Posted by: Anonymous at August 18, 2009 10:50 PM

arandano azul, i like it...that's what i'll call it now....jajajaja

Posted by: Anonymous at August 26, 2009 2:12 PM

Arandano in spanish is cranberry !

Posted by: Anonymous at November 17, 2009 6:24 PM

Blackberry - - Zarzamora
Blueberry - - Mora Azul/Arándano Azul
Raspberry - - Frambuesa
Cranberry - - Arándano/Arándano Rojo
Strawberry - - Fresa

Source: Me, spanish speaker

Posted by: carol castro at December 4, 2009 3:26 PM

Peru does not have a spanish word for blueberry (possibly has a spanglish word by now). Mora is blackberry; frambuesa is raspberry; fresa is strawberry and then there are local native berries that have distinct names depending on the locale.
My suspicion is that "vaccinium", which includes blueberry and its cousin, huckleberry, does not grow as a "native" plant in Latin America.
This plant needs a particularily acid soil (not that acid soils don't exist in Latin America..volcanos anyone?) and frequently grows in climates with freezing winters (Montana for huckleberry; and northern regions for blueberry). An exception for huckleberry is a very large patch (nobody is known to have planted it on purpose) in Tilden Park in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area (Mediterranean climate). Blueberry can be cultivated with success in the Bay Area.
Perhaps the birds that could spread the seeds of vaccinium do not migrate to those lands?

Posted by: Anonymous at February 21, 2010 4:47 PM

mora azul

Posted by: Ceci at March 3, 2010 1:39 PM

I am from Argentina, we call the Strawberries "Frutillas" (we know the word Fresa, we just dont use it). We call the Raspberry "Frambuesa" and the Blackberry "Mora" - I had heard the word "Arandano" and I knew it was a "Fruto del Bosque" ("Woods' Fruit") but I've never really seen them until I came to the States. I am guessing it is right to call the Blueberries and Cranberries that but I am sure they are mostly known by the English name now thanks to Globalization...

Posted by: Anonymous at March 10, 2010 5:02 PM


In Northern Spain I asked for arandanos and got blueberries.

arándanos - blueberries (in Spain)
arándanos - cranberries (also arandanos silvestres)
fresas -or- frutillas - strawberries
moras -or- zarzamoras - blackberries
frambuesas - raspberries
frutos del bosque - berries from the forest

Posted by: Anonymous at March 21, 2010 6:50 AM

and how do you say "madroño" in English? I've always been curious about that. I know the tree is called a strawberry tree but surely we don't call the fruit a strawberry!

Posted by: Anonymous at April 22, 2010 7:27 PM

i could of sworn that it was frambuesa but i asked my mother and she said it was arandano so i guess thats the answer and we are from el salvador

Posted by: FELIX THE CAT at June 19, 2010 7:05 PM


Posted by: Anonymous at June 24, 2010 10:17 PM

cranberries are "arandanos agrios", arandano is the botanical word for blueberry.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 28, 2010 3:27 PM

Arandano and mora are just berries.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 16, 2010 10:55 PM

Blueberry in Spanish is arándano azul, mirtillo or mirtilo
Raspberry is frambuesa
Cranberry is arándano agrio or arándano rojo

I am a Spanish/French/English speaker

Posted by: Anonymous at November 12, 2010 9:37 PM

mora is just 'berry'
zarzamora - blackberry
mora azul - blueberry
frambuesa - raspberry
arandano - cranberry

Posted by: Alfonso M at August 7, 2011 4:40 PM

Mora/Zarzamora = Blackberry
Arandano = Cranberry
Mora Azul/Arandano Azul = Blueberry
Frambuesa = Raspberry
Zarza de Boysen = Boysenberry
Grosella = Redcurrant

Posted by: Anonymous at October 10, 2011 7:49 PM

Every country has different words. Ppl don't get offended or worked up.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 4, 2011 8:03 AM

the correct word in spain (spanish) is moras.

Posted by: Geoff at May 9, 2012 7:11 AM

Descripción botánica

Las especies del género Rubus se caracterizan por poseer tallos espinosos como los rosales y a menudo se les llama zarzas; aunque el nombre es más frecuentemente utilizado para la zarzamora y especies similares que tienen hábitos trepadores, y no para la frambuesa que posee tallos erectos. Sus frutos aunque similares a bayas, no lo son. Los frutos son carnosos y están formados por numerosas drupas muy pequeñas (polidrupa) unidas entre sí.
Algunas de las especies más conocidas del género:
Rubus caesius: parrilla (no zarzaparrilla)
Rubus idaeus: Frambuesa
Rubus fruticosus: Zarzamora
Rubus chamaemorus: mora boreal
Rubus glaucus: mora andina
Rubus loganobaccus: Mora de Logan (híbrido natural entre frambuesa y zarzamora)
Rubus phoenicolasius: frambuesa japonesa
Rubus spectabilis: zarza naranja
Rubus ulmifolius: zarza o zarzamora

Posted by: Anonymous at June 3, 2012 5:09 AM

Zarzamora- black berry
Arándano agrio- cranberry
Arándano azul/ Mora azul- blueberry
Frambuesa- raspberry

Posted by: Anonymous at June 12, 2012 5:05 PM

Mora is blackberries, arandano rojo is cranberry, zarsamora is raspberry, and blueberries is just arandano.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 2, 2012 10:55 AM

blueberry es arándano azul, o simplemente arandano

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