A video that made the rounds in July shows Neil deGrasse Tyson addressing critics of genetically modified food: “List all the fruits and vegetables. Ask yourself, ‘Is there a wild counterpart to this?’ If there is, it’s not as large, it’s not as sweet, it’s not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it.”
As scientists such as deGrasse Tyson have pointed out, crops have been modified for thousands of years. But some fruits and vegetables aren’t just engineered for eaters put off by seed picking. These hybrids combine the most appealing qualities of two crops. Click through for 10 of the oddest fruit and vegetable crossbreeds.