Top 10 Women With Fruit Names

We've brought you the Top 10 Men With Meat Names and the Top 10 Men With Salad Names. But what about women? And what about fruit? Well, now is the moment for both, as pomiculture and nomenclature come together for the debut female-themed edition of our "People with Food Names" series. Of course, there were some that didn't make the cut, including wild-child Peaches Geldof; musical siblings Eagle-Eye and Neneh Cherry; The O.C.'s Kelly Rowan; Popeye's main flame Olive Oyl; and daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Apple. The USDA recommends we consume 2-4 servings of fruit a day, and while reading doesn't count, it can sometimes be almost as satisfying as eating. Read on for our Top 10 Women With Fruit Names, and as always, don't forget to leave a few tasty suggestions of your own.

10. Clementine Paddleford

A food writer for the New York Herald Tribune, Kansas-born Clementine Paddleford was also a pilot, flying a plane over the US to report on regional food. She nicknamed the submarine sandwich a "hero" in the 1930s, remarking that anyone eating the food would have to be one in order to finish it. Though the aptly-named food journalist died in 1967, she paved the way for food writers today.

9. Cherry Vanilla

Born Kathleen Dorritie, this singer, songwriter, and writer appeared in Andy Warhol's Pork and was once David Bowie's publicist. She's also the author of a new publication from Chicago Review Press: Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla.

8. Peggy A. Quince

Peggy Quince is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, and was the second African-American and third woman to serve as Chief Justice. Quince is also the first African-American woman to head a branch of government in Florida. She's also married to an attorney, and has two daughters. The quince tree, however, is self-fertile.

7. Roma Downey

Roma Downey starred in Touched by an Angel, and is married to reality TV producer Mark Burnett. The Roma tomato is a plum tomato, also known as the Italian tomato. But despite her name, Roma Downey is Irish. And the tomato is actually a fruit.

Top 10 Women With Fruit Names
Photo courtesy Pepperdine University

6. Plum Sykes

A socialite and chick-lit author, the English-born Victoria Sykes was nicknamed "plum" after the Victoria variety. (Victoria Plum is also a children's book character from the '80s.) As a plum, Victoria has yellow flesh with a red or mottled skin.



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