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Oct 16, 2006 07:09 PM

List of Fruit Hybrids?





Page (grapefruit/tangerine)

Tangelo (tangerine/grapefruit)

Seedless watermelon - hybrid?

Blood oranges - hybrid?

Yellow kiwis - hybrid?


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  1. meyer lemon: I believe its a cross between a lemon and a tangerine? correct me if i'm wrong

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    1. re: bitsubeats

      Unknown, but it's thought to be a wild cross between a lemon and a mandarin.

    2. Ugli fruit is a hybrid of tangerine and grapefruit. Is Page similar?

      Loganberries are hybrids, too.

        1. Doonesberry. It was developed by Ben and Jerry's scientists for an ice cream of the same name. It's a cross between a gooseberry and a dingleberry.

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            1. re: Morton the Mousse

              Lmao a dingleberry is dried poop stuck to the hair of an elephants butt.

            2. 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.

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              1. re: Loren3

                This page lists three families of blood oranges (search or scroll down to "Pigmented Oranges") from Sicily, Spain, and the Middle East, each with numerous variations.


                1. re: Loren3

                  I recently noticed that one of my mom's neighbor's orange trees was in fact a blood orange tree. It must have been there since the 60's or 70's.

                  1. re: Loren3

                    Blood Oranges are a hybrid, so are other oranges.

                    The only actual species of Citrus fruit are:
                    Key Lime
                    Mandarin Orange
                    Australian Limes

                    All others including the grapefruit and orange are hybrid of these.

                    1. re: DougVK

                      After the stepdad of a good friend died, we were helping out with the estate sale, which was happening just as his collection of mostly citrus trees had ripening fruit by the carload, along with loads of fresh blooms. One of the trees was a tangelo that was next to a blood orange, and the first thing we noticed was the large number of active bees visiting both. I started opening up some tangelos, especially the ones that hadn't developed the usual hump, and sure enough – streaks of red in some, deep blush in others, some amazingly sweet but all with a great fragrance and lovely tanginess.