How did orange trees evolve that flavor?
or any fruit, really? Why does most of it taste so delicious?
- JazSincLv 78 months ago
The orange is a hybrid between two other citrus species.
Humans found these hybrids, and, because they were much better tasting than the two parental species, propagated the heck out of them.
So, yeah, orange trees didn't evolve that flavor on their own. It was humans selecting for the flavor that made them what they are today.
- SmegheadLv 78 months ago
The more sugar the plant makes and stuffs into its fruit, the more attractive the fruit is to animals, so the greater the chance that it'll get eaten and so have its seeds spread. Therefore, more sugar = more offspring. This is balanced by the fact that sugar requires a lot of energy to make.
- Ender772Lv 78 months ago
according to evolution...it was random luck..an apple could be the mutated ugly version of a lemon...like a baby born so ugly you want to put it out of its misery...well thats how we got everything on earth
- k wLv 78 months ago
YHVH knows, I don't, science don't.....
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- cmac'mLv 58 months ago
The produce on this planet is delicious.
Sweet things are desirable to most animals- the animals would eat the ones that tasted good and spread the seeds around after they move through the digestive system.
The better they taste, the more they would be spread around.
But what is taste?
- RickLv 78 months ago
the tree grows fruit for the birds that spread its seeds ...............