The Solar System Project

February 3rd, 2012 | Fruit Maven

Sometimes I just miss being in fourth grade. My afternoon started out simple enough with me photographing all the citrus on my table and the next thing you know I’m googling the relative size of the planets to make my very own solar system out of citrus.

You really can not imagine how torn I was over what to do with poor Pluto. I grew up with Pluto as a planet and I just couldn’t leave it out. But I couldn’t deny the fact that it has been relegated to the commoner life of a lowly dwarf planet. So in an effort to acknowledge this disconcerting fact, Pluto is present but just as a blueberry. Sad, sad times.

*I would also like credit for the great restraint required to not make any Uranus jokes.

The Cast:

Mercury: Nagami Kumquat
Venus: Meyer Lemon
Earth: Moro Blood Orange
Mars: Bearrs Lime
Jupiter: Pummelo
Saturn: Melogold Grapefruit
Uranus: Star Ruby Grapefruit
Neptune: Navel Orange
Pluto: Blueberry


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  • Sophie Feb 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I really like you, Fruit maven!

  • Fruit Maven Feb 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks Sophie!!! I love love love that you are here.

  • Mary Feb 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

    So clever and beautifully amazing. God has given us such a variety of everything and is pleased we appreciate all the details he has lovingly placed within everything. Keep up the great work.

  • Fruit Maven Feb 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Mary! I do think the fruit world is full of some crazy fun details!

  • Rhiannon Feb 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    This is fabulous!

  • Duncan Sep 22, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    It’s the tastiest-looking Solar System I’ve ever seen! Quite sure the ISS crew would like to have that selection on board. Sadly, we need to grow some larger examples for the gas giants: the Pummelo etc. just don’t show how much larger than Earth Jupiter & co. really are; a watermelon wouldn’t even be big enough. There’s a challenge for you :)

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