15 Eerie Pictures of Mutant Fruit
Experiencing Mother Nature in all her glory means appreciating her occasionally twisted sense of humor. She leaves her fingerprint on the weather, animals, and one of our favorite necessities: food.
Food. We need it. We like it, love it, and sometimes despise certain types. As you scroll through these pictures, you can decide which of these would be a necessity for your survival. Assembled below is a list of mutant fruit that may or may not have made it to someone’s belly.
Cool, funny, suspicious, or a little inappropriate, these superfreaks of nature are still edible in most cases. Fruit lovers will be given new things to dream about for a dessert, smoothie, or midday snack. Enjoy!
Happy EggplantJason Ruck via Wikimedia Commons
The eggplant is actually a fruit, but that doesn’t change the fact this pic is ripe for jokes.
You’re singing the tune from Little Shop of Horrors right now because Seymour the Pomegranate wants to be fed.
Lazy WatermelonLuca Masters via Flickr
This watermelon just couldn’t seem to get into shape.
Startling PineappleYun Huang Yong via Flickr
You either feel like running away or that you’ve just walked into the best surprise party ever. Should you eat this? Or will it eat you?
Strawberry FlairAllen Watkin via Flickr
This probably tastes really good, but there’s also a small chance that aliens have landed in this strawberry-cloaked ship.
Bristled TomatoTheRatBaztard via Reddit
Looks yummy doesn’t it? Seriously, how many times have you met a bearded tomato?
Embracing ApplesOldie Fan via Pixabay
These two really, really love each other. Apple of each other’s eye.
Wild KiwiC Damlan
It’s safe to guess that something went awry with this group.
Cinched CucumberKart Family via Flickr
Another one in the fruit category that could be mistaken for several things here.
Imprinted Lemonemynnmuil via Reddit
This is what happens when you put bears on the citrus production line.
Bananas in a BlanketJason Ruck via Wikimedia Commons
Yay, it’s twins! There’s nothing wrong with two bananas for the price of one.
Cherry ActionBrocken Inaglory via Wikimedia Commons
For the record, this definitely is a cherry. Mm hmm. It is.
Grape FusionDarko81 via Imgur
Introducing the king of grapes. It’s what legends are made of.
Bent Out of Shape PearsSilverije via Wikimedia Commons
Paired with number 7, these beauts could be packaged into a fruit basket and given as a gift. You decide who’s worthy of receiving it.
Conjoined OrangesHappy Face via Pinterest
Nothing, absolutely nothing can tear these four apart!
In actuality, mutations are not uncommon and can affect the color, shape, and taste of a food. It happens. And there are some grocery stores that price this produce at a discount to lure customers into buying these imperfect creations. However, many times these “ugly fruits” are discriminated against and tossed in the trash. What a waste!
Gardeners may even find some of these growing in a patch and there’s not much you can do about it. Pluck it, take a picture, and share a laugh (or shudder) with your friends.
Would you eat any of these fruits? Have you ever encountered a mutated fruit? What did you do with it?