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Is a tomato a fruit or a veg?

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Offline Seany

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« on: 31/03/2008 19:05:10 »
I am thinking it's a fruit. I think I've heard that it's a fruit..

Am I right or am I right? :D


 

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« Reply #1 on: 31/03/2008 19:07:02 »
You are right.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 31/03/2008 19:11:00 »
So what makes it a fruit?

Because it's sweet? (Not sure it's that sweet though) And has seeds?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 31/03/2008 19:35:59 »
soft flesh and seeds... maybe but definitely a fruit! One of my favorites..
 

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« Reply #4 on: 31/03/2008 19:40:02 »
They are nice when sliced and sprinkled with sugar ;D
 

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« Reply #5 on: 31/03/2008 21:35:01 »
I believe fruits have internal seeds, vegetables don't.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 31/03/2008 21:36:18 »
I believe fruits have internal seeds, vegetables don't.

How about external seeds?

e.g. Strawberries!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 31/03/2008 21:50:06 »
And they are very acidic like fruits!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 31/03/2008 22:05:34 »
But also very sweet ;D
 

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« Reply #9 on: 31/03/2008 22:19:58 »
But also very sweet ;D

emmmmmmm Yummy yes indeedy!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 31/03/2008 22:20:57 »
ohhhhh and a vine ripened one from your garden is terrific!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 31/03/2008 22:35:48 »
LOLOL.. We have a greenhouse in our garden..
And sometimes we plant strawberries!
I think I've had two strawberries home-grown ;D
 

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« Reply #12 on: 31/03/2008 23:24:44 »
From Wiki

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."    

Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit or, more precisely, a berry.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 31/03/2008 23:50:34 »
I have had everything from strawberries to peanuts home grown.. My family basically grew up farming their own food year round! we had greenhouses and a huge field fully planted every year.. berries 4 and 5 varieties..logan, boysen, straw,  and rasberries Blackberries, blue berries, and huckleberries which grow wild here with salmon berries, and thimble berries too! Peanuts, corn, potatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions,turnips, watermelon, cantaloupe, celery, broccoli,radishes, zuchini, yellow squash acorn squash, butternut squash,  Most anything you can think of, cauliflower etc...
 

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« Reply #14 on: 01/04/2008 00:06:55 »
From Wiki

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."    

Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit or, more precisely, a berry.

Wow.. That's my new fave saying!! Yayyy ;D
 

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