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Postby mith » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:44 pm

Seeds = reproduction.
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Postby caite » Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:10 am

A tomato is considered a fruit because it blossoms out of the plants flower. :D
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:33 pm

KaylethGrey wrote:actually I once heard that the tomato is considered a fruit, because it has seeds... :?
???
according to whoever made that up, vegetables usually don't

Seeds, as mithril said, are a form of reproduction in angiospermes: sexual reproduction. the tomato, like any fruit, has seeds. There are some vegetables and a great deal of other plants(usually poliploid plants) that reproduce asexually.
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Postby opuntia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:39 pm

Canalon wrote:Biologist (as can be seen on this forum) knows that tomatoes are a fruit. But cooks (I seem to be the only one to be both) since they are mainly using tomatoes in savoury dishes consider them as vegetables. So Fruit or vegetable, it only depends if you study them or eat them :wink:

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:lol: i think i got your point....i'm sure i'll never confuse again :D
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