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Agri View: Genetically, What is a Fruit?

Dan Agri View, Fruits & Vegetables


Have you thought of the tomato as a fruit? What about strawberries, watermelon, or grapes you eat as vegetables? Everett Griner talks about how genetically, these are considered as fruit, or vegetables. He also lets us know one of the oldest fruits we eat in today’s Agri View.

Genetically, What is a Fruit?

I mentioned something recently about 4 varieties of potatoes. Wow, did I miss the target. There are over 50 varieties! Here is something else I found out. Nobody has counted the fruits and vegetables, to my knowledge. A lot of things most people never considered. Two in particular.

peachesGenetically, the tomato you use to slice for your sandwich, cube for your salad, or cook with your vegetables, is a fruit. Remember now, genetically. The strawberry, the watermelon, and the grape, are vegetables.

Fruit is mostly grown on trees. The first edible fruit was oranges. They originated in Spain. Not California. Not Florida.

I read from a 3 page list of other uncommon, and mostly unknown, facts about fruits and vegetables. Those that everybody eat at one time or another.

Finally. Peaches are among the oldest fruits we eat. They go back to the time of Christ.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…