10 Fruits and Veggies That Are Actually Man-Made

Banana (Musa spp.): Wild bananas were small and filled with hard seeds. Through selective breeding, humans have developed the sweet.

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus): Ancient watermelons had a bitter taste and were mostly rind with little flesh.

Corn (Zea mays): Corn, or maize, was originally a wild grass called teosinte. Through thousands of years of selective breeding by indigenous peoples in the Americas.

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea): Broccoli is a human-made vegetable that was selectively bred from wild cabbage. It was developed in Italy over 2,000 years ago.

Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus): Carrots were originally cultivated for their aromatic leaves and seeds rather than their roots.

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea): Cabbage is another vegetable derived from wild cabbage through selective breeding.

Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea): Brussels sprouts are a human-made vegetable created through selective breeding from wild cabbage.

Lemon (Citrus limon): Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between citron and sour orange.

Sweet Orange (Citrus × sinensis): Sweet oranges are believed to be a hybrid between pomelo and mandarin.

Grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi): Grapefruit is a relatively recent hybrid, believed to be a cross between pomelo and sweet orange.