The grapefruit is believed to be a hybrid fruit of the Pomelo and a sweet orange. The pomelo is a fruit native to Southeast Asia, and can be green to yellow when ripe.
Goldfish originated in ancient China by as early as the Jin Dynasty. Its ancestors were gray carps (with genetic evidence suggesting the Prussian carp) that were primarily kept for food. The carps eventually started to produce mutations with the colors red, yellow, orange on their scales. After this was discovered, the fish became popular in ornamental ponds and water-gardens.
While nobody is completely sure where lemons originated, we do know of its lineage. Genetic evidence has shown that it was a hybrid of a sour orange and a citron.
While cheddar cheese is often a rather vibrant orange, it is an artificial color. Cheddar’s true shade is more of a pale yellow.
Cartoonist Jim Davis named his orange cat comic character Garfield after his grandfather James Garfield Davis. Though his grandfather was named after former President James Garfield.