Vegetables vs. Fruits? - Knowledgebase Question

Woodmere, NY
Question by 1054gunger
November 22, 1998
What vegetables are really fruits?

Answer from NGA
November 22, 1998


Strictly speaking, many vegetables are really fruits if we consider a fruit to be the plant's mature ovary. This would then include traditional fruits such as apples and peaches plus many traditional vegetables such as peapods, cucumbers, tomatoes and so on.

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