Mother nature is funny. Natural mutations are occurring in the world all around us, especially with regards to food crops. But we never see them because anything that appears abnormal is filtered out before it hits our grocery stores.
Uli Westphal, however, has done a fantastic job of hunting down mutant fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market in Berlin and has meticulously and professionally photographed and cataloged them for us all to see.
There must be a couple hundred of them, and although I’m not a big fan of the browsing mechanism (hover your mouse toward the left or right on the list of fruit to scroll), the photos are beautiful and some of the fruits and veggies are amazing.
Here is the intro to the Mutatoes Collection:
Being a collection of
non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables
found at Berlins farmers markets,
the Mutato-Project serves to document and archive
these last survivors of biological variety.
When you’re done looking at mutant fruit, I recommend you go check out the Pictures of 200 Calories of Various Foods.