Do you know your Pluot from your Plumcot and your Oroblanco from your Tangelo?
Over the past few decades, botanists, horticulturalists, and biologists have all had their hand in crossing fruit varieties looking for the perfect colour, shelf life, storage and size, to developing sought after and surprising tastes in fruit. You may have started noticing strange sounding and looking fruits appearing at the market or in the supermarket or been confused when you bit into a peacotum.
Hybrid fruit is fortunately nothing to do with GMO and it looks like it's here to stay. We thought it was time to put some descriptions to the pictures in a line up of 10 popular fruits so you don't miss out.
Photo: Michael Camilleri/Flickr
This distinctive looking berry may look like a variety of strawberry with its white flesh studded with red seeds, but it actually smells and tastes like a pineapple. Confusing.