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Pluot?

Aprium

Peacotum

Plumcot

Page (grapefruit/tangerine)

Tangelo (tangerine/grapefruit)

Seedless watermelon - hybrid?

Blood oranges - hybrid?

Yellow kiwis - hybrid?

Others?

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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. boysenberries

        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

            This is a joke, right?

            1. re: Sharuf

              http://www.benjerry.com/our_company/p...

          2. My dad used to bring blood oranges back from Persia in the 60s. They are not hybrids.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_or...

            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.

              http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/...

              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
                  Citron
                  Mandarin Orange
                  Pomelo
                  Australian Limes

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

                2. I've seen grapples marketed, but it's actually just an apple scented with grape. pretty lame.

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                  1. re: amkirkland

                    I bought 4 of these for a very high price without reading the packaging properly. Ended up Googling and realizing it was just regular old apples that had sat in grape juice for a bit (and, to me, tasted of apples, not grapes or grape juice).

                  2. 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)

                    1. are Clementines a hybrid?

                      wwhat about nectarines?

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                      1. re: bolivianita

                        Clementines originated as a chance seedling discovered by a priest in Algeria. It's
                        parentage is likely pure mandarin orange.

                        Nectarines originated as a mutation of peaches, not interspecific hybrids between
                        prunus species.

                      2. mandarin orange + kumquat = mandarinquat

                        http://www.melissas.com/Products/Prod...