Interest in unusual fruits, especially tropical fruits, has been steadily bred by crossing a grapefruit with an orange or tangerine, is indeed ugly. Learn the origin, taste, and other interesting facts for 11 exotic fruits from around the world. The fruit is pronounced OO-gli, not 'ugly'. Ugli is. Have you tried any of these exotic fruits? Don't let ugli fruit's funny name fool you — there's nothing ugly about its taste. Ugli fruit was born out. UGLI fruits are named after their appearance which is generally discolored, pot-marked and odd-shaped. Ugli fruit really are ugly! However, it gets a bad rap;. Guide to the fruits of the Caribbean. and bananas, cherimoyas are regarded as one of the best tropical fruits. . Ugly outside, sweet inside. black sapote. It looks ugly. But does it taste good? HELL YES Even if you are into exotic food, I am sure you'll hesitate taking a bite of this fruit.