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Anarchy in the fruit world!

July 22, 2010 | 10:59 am

It used to be that a peach was a peach and a plum was a plum, and that was it. Now, however, breeders are coming up with complex hybrids between species, such as fruits that are a combination of peaches, apricots and plums, and cherries or nectarines and plums.

And what the heck are you supposed to call them? Read on as our farmers market expert, David Karp, picks through it all and explains why you should care:

Photo: What kind of fruit is that? A blend of plum, cherry, apricot and peach. Credit: David Karp / For The Times