5/16 Did You Know?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Huey Rider, May 16, 2018.

  1. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Despite it's name, a strawberry is not a berry. However, a banana is.
     
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  2. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk G&G Evangelist

    I did not know that.
     
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  3. TNPIRATE

    TNPIRATE Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum Forum Contributor

    Yes we have no bananas today:D
     
  4. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner

    So what are strawberries?
    Oh, about $2.25 per pound.
     
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  5. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor


    OK, ready for this?

    A strawberry is not, from a botanical point of view, a berry.Technically, it is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries but from the recepticle that holds the ovaries. Each apparent "seed" on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.
     
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  6. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Cool. Strawberries are a real favorite of mine.