With all the vegetative plants out there for our consumption, it’s no wonder some of us have trouble telling which plants are fruits and which are vegetables. After all, we want to be accurate when we tell our children to eat their fruits or vegetables. On 25 October I listed the major ‘groups’ of vegetables and some of the common vegetables within these groups. Here are the major groups of fruits and some of the common fruits within these groups.
Berries – Strawberries, Fraises Des Bois, Blackberries, Raspberries, Golden Raspberries, Blueberries, Huckleberries and Cranberries
Citrus – Lemons, Meyer Lemons, Limes, Key Limes, Oranges, Blood Oranges, Tangerines, Mandarins, Satsuma Mandarins, Grapefruits and Pomelos
Melons – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Galia Melon and Watermelon
Stone Fruits – Apricots, Pluots, Cherries, Sour Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, White Peaches, Plums and Apriums
Tree Fruits – Apples, Pears, Asian Pears, Pomegranates, Quinces, Figs, Persimmons and Hachiya Persimmons
Other Fruits – Rhubarb and Grapes
Keep your fork