List of Fruit Hybrids?
- ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 07:09 PM
Seedless watermelon - hybrid?
Blood oranges - hybrid?
Yellow kiwis - hybrid?
Ugli fruit is a hybrid of tangerine and grapefruit. Is Page similar?
Loganberries are hybrids, too.
My dad used to bring blood oranges back from Persia in the 60s. They are not hybrids.
And I'm sure there are more than three kinds, despite what wikipedia says. When we lived in Europe in the 60s, I don't recall any Spanish or Italian blood oranges; they all came from across the Med.
seedless watermelons are hybrids but not with some other fruit. it's hard to explain but in a nutshell, they cross 2 watermelon lines that have different numbers of chromosomes which makes the progeny sterile meaning no seeds to spit out.
the word hybrid here is kind of misleading. that word is used to describe any variety with heterogenous parents and that will not "breed true". there is probably a better working definition but i'm too lazy to look it up. most of the fruits and vegetables you eat are hybrid varieties, unless you shop at farmers markets which tend to have more open pollinated varieties.
here you seem to be asking about hybrids between species. A famous one that I"m surprised nobody has mentioned is the boysenberry (cross between blackberry, raspberry, loganberry)