I made this up for my own amusement and to annoy my family over Christmas
dinner so thought I might share. One or two questions are in nearly every
trivia list to do with fruits and vegetables. One or two are quite arcane.
If you know six or more you are probably an experienced gardener. If you
know them all without peeking at a reference you probably have a garden a
bit like mine and read the same books. Enjoy.
(1) Most fruits and vegetables shed their seeds from fruits or pods before
the seed germinates and the seed then germinates in or on the ground. Name
one that has seeds that regularly germinate inside the fruit.
(2) Which common fruit has its seeds on the outside?
(3) Which two common vegetables that are grown for eating different parts of
the plant are the same species?
(4) Name three common edible plants, whose edible part is not a fruit, that
are usually grown as perennials.
(5) Since potatoes are grown from seed potatoes (tubers) which are the same
as the parent how is it possible to breed new varieties of potato?
(6) Which member of the citrus family has fruit that are often enjoyed
whole, that is skin and all?
(7) There are two vegetables that have a name in common but are completely
different. What are they and which part of the plant is consumed in each
(8) Bananas do not grow on trees. Explain.
(9) The chances are that you will never see the fruit of the medlar tree in
your supermarket because it has not been developed as a commercial crop like
its relatives the apple and pear. Why?
(10) The rosella can be made into an unusual vibrant purple cordial or jam.
What part of the plant is so used?