GMO is a term that we usually use for new kinds of food. However, historically speaking that is a bit hypocritical. We have been genetically modifying our food since the first day we started cultivating crops. That means that we don’t have to be afraid of GMOs. However, some of the products that came to be as a direct result of a GMO research/ experiment lead to the most insane looking foods. We have prepared 15 of the most bizarre examples.
HALF PLUM – HALF APRICOT This is a mix of two plants of the same species, however, it took around 20 years to come to the final version of this fruit. It is still not traditional or conventional, but it is delicious nevertheless.
Cotton Candy Grapes
People tried to cultivate this in order to get a sweeter kind of grapes. And they did it! These are the sweetest grapes you can get, and they come from a test tube! Scientists are trying to make several flavors of this fruit.
RASPBERRY – BLACKBERRY mix – The final product is juicer and sweeter than original fruits.
RED FINGER LIME – ELLENDALE MANDARIN HYBRID – this fruit is smaller than most limes and it is approximately 4 cm long and 2 cm in diameter. It is interesting that it’s sweeter than the standard lime, and it fruits in winter. The skin of this fruit is eatable.
TANGERINE – POMELO, however, this fruit can be also hybridized with grapefruit too. It is easier to peel off this fruit than oranges.
The skin of this strawberry is white and seeds are red. It looks beautiful. It is a mix of two different strawberries, and the taste itself reminds of a pineapple.
LIME – KUMQUAT mix is the size of an olive and it is hybridized as a sweeter kind of citrus.
BLACKCURRANT – GOOSEBERRY mix is very sweet and it grows extremely fast.
PEACH – PLUM – APRICOT mix is made by a company/ laboratory that has already made over 500 new kinds of fruit.
STRAWBERRY WITH A SAME TASTE AS A BUBBLEGUM – is nothing new. They were a very special treat in the 18th and 19th centuries and are in fact referred to in Jane Austen’s Emma. However, this once very popular fruit somehow drifted from public consciousness. You can still see them grow wind in forests in central Europe. They are extremely resistant and can be grown in any garden.
This fruit is something like a tangelo, but with an orange in it.
MANDARIN – PAPEDA mix looks like a small grapefruit but with an uneven skin. It can be yellow or green which depends on a degree of its ripeness. It usually grows in East Asia.
MANDARIN ORANGE (tangerine) AND SWEET ORANGE is also called temple orange. It is very easy to peel and it has a sour-sweet, full-flavored pulp.
Baby Kiwi (aka Kiwi Berries)
You can eat the skin of this fruit and it is about the size of a berry.
Carambola (aka Starfruit) is a species of tree, native to Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Seychelles. This fruit has ridges running down its sides (five). So when you cut this fruit in cross-section, it resembles a star.
The origin of this fruit is unknown. However, it is known that this fruit has been cultivated in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia for hundreds of years.