The most amazing hybrid fruits

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The most amazing hybrid fruits
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Fruit hybrids are not transgenic: they are obtained by depositing pollen from one flower variety to another, and it has nothing to do with gene modification. The best known is clementine, sweet orange and tangerine crossing. But hybridization has lit much more extravagant fruits around the world, as you can see on this list:

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The plumcot

The plumcot
It is the ancestor of the 'pluot', a first hybrid generation between plum and apricot. It was considered too difficult to grow and export.

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The 'oroblanco'

The 'oroblanco'
It looks like a faded citrus, but the oroblanco has a lot of grapefruit. It is also marketed under the name of "sweetie" and is the result of the cross between two grapefruit species. Scientists at the University of California created this fruit for the first time in 1958, although the variety for sale was created in 1980 and is patented. It is grown in Israel and California.


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The tayberry berry

The tayberry berry
The tayberry berry is the result of the cross between blackberry and raspberry. Hybridization was performed for the first time in 1881. With a high pectin content, it is mainly used to make jam.

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The pluot or Aprium

The pluot or Aprium
"Pluot" ... a compound name derived from English (plant + apricot), which designates the cross between a plum and an apricot. It is the commercial name of the fruit developed by genetic expert Floyd Zaiger at the end of the 20th century. On the outside it looks more like a plum and inside it is very sweet and aromatic.

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Peacharine

Peacharine
Peacharine is a hybrid formed between a peach or a peach and a nectarine (also called a pelon). It has a darker color than a peach, but lighter inside, and is not very fibrous. The flavor is a mixture of the two fruits and generally quite sweet although the first fruits of the season are acidic.


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Limequat

Limequat
Limequat is the result of a cross between lemon and kumquat or Chinese orange. The result is a small, round, green and yellow fruit when ripe, which is eaten like a kumquat, enjoying the sweet, unpeeled exterior. The pulp is acidic and very juicy.

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The 'tangelo'

The 'tangelo'
This citrus hybrid is called Tangelo and is a cross between a citrus paradisi (grapefruit) and a tangerine or citrus reticulata. More or less deformed in appearance, its size is halfway between orange and grapefruit. The roughness of the skin varies, as does the color, which can be greenish. The juicy pulp resembles that of the tangerine but sweeter, and produces an excellent juice. This hybrid comes from Jamaica, where it has been exported since 1930.

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Blood lemon

Blood lemon
This citrus hybrid was born in Australia, where he was nicknamed "blood lime." It was born from a mixture between microcitrus australasica (the "finger file") and ellendale mandarin (a hybrid also, mandarin orange). The pulp has the sweet and sour taste of lemon.


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The 'peacotum'

The 'peacotum'
The 'peacotum' triples hybridization: it is a cross between peach, apricot and plum. A rare fruit that has the texture of the peach and a mild flavor.

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The lemon-tangerine or 'rangpur'

The lemon-tangerine or 'rangpur'
Rangpur is not just a city in India. It is also a fruit halfway between lemon and tangerine. Its flavor is very acidic and looks very similar to orange. It is used in the production of Tanqueray Rangpur gin.

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Pineberry

Pineberry
This white fruit with red pips is a cross between fragaria chiloensis (a variety of strawberries found in Hawaii and on the Pacific coast) and the classic strawberry. Pineberry, as it is known in English, is smaller than ordinary strawberries and has a slight pineapple flavor. Hence its name.