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List of Fruit Hybrids?

ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 07:09 PM





Page (grapefruit/tangerine)

Tangelo (tangerine/grapefruit)

Seedless watermelon - hybrid?

Blood oranges - hybrid?

Yellow kiwis - hybrid?


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  1. bitsubeats RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 07:19 PM

    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
      Robert Lauriston RE: bitsubeats Oct 16, 2006 07:49 PM

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

    2. debit RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 08:20 PM

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

      Loganberries are hybrids, too.

      1. Quik RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 08:24 PM


        1. Morton the Mousse RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 08:41 PM

          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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            Sharuf RE: Morton the Mousse Oct 17, 2006 12:05 PM

            This is a joke, right?

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              Robert Lauriston RE: Sharuf Oct 17, 2006 05:42 PM


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            Loren3 RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 09:59 PM

            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
              Robert Lauriston RE: Loren3 Oct 17, 2006 12:29 AM

              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.


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                chocolatetartguy RE: Loren3 Oct 17, 2006 01:09 AM

                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
                  DougVK RE: Loren3 Aug 10, 2011 12:21 AM

                  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.

                2. amkirkland RE: ipsedixit Oct 16, 2006 11:11 PM

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

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                    montrealeater RE: amkirkland Aug 10, 2011 05:30 PM

                    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. choctastic RE: ipsedixit Oct 17, 2006 12:37 AM

                    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. bolivianita RE: ipsedixit Oct 18, 2006 04:12 PM

                      are Clementines a hybrid?

                      wwhat about nectarines?

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                      1. re: bolivianita
                        pflantzen RE: bolivianita Oct 1, 2007 05:30 PM

                        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. babette feasts RE: ipsedixit Aug 10, 2011 07:51 PM

                        mandarin orange + kumquat = mandarinquat


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