Key Limes were considered a weed until The Great Freeze of 1894–95 destroyed Florida’s lemon groves. Farmers replanted “Mexican” limes and they became known as “Florida Key Limes, a beloved regional crop”.
Copenhagen is planting communal fruit trees around the city so that everyone will be able to enjoy fresh fruit, even if they don’t have a garden.
In medieval times, all fruit and vegetables were cooked as it was believed that raw fruit and vegetables caused disease. One book from 1500 even warns: “Beware of green salads and raw fruits, for they will make your master sick”.
Most, if not all, figs contain the remains of dead wasps. In fact male fig wasps are born without wings and spend their entire lives inside a single fig. Happy eating!
Hitting a fruit tree can make it feel threatened, spurring it to produce more or larger fruit to distribute seeds before dying.
Red grapefruits were created by growing grapefruit trees next to radioactive material, mutating their DNA to make them more desirable.
A lemon is actually a hybrid between a bitter orange and a citron, meaning life never gave us lemons, we invented it ourselves.
Oranges are actually a hybrid fruit – It is a cross between a pomelo (25%) and a mandarin (75%).
The peanut butter exists. It smells like peanut butter and produces fruit that tastes like it as well.