mindyourbeeswax asks: is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?
If you are in the U.S. it is -legally a vegetable. In 1878 , the case Nix v. Hayden, the Supreme court ruled that a tomato is a vegetable (not a fruit—which had lower tax levees at the time). This ruling was based soley on taste…and has never been overturned.
Us horticulturists, of course recognize that anything that comes from an ovary to be a fruit…..while vegetables are strctly leaves and stems.
So with that said, are you ready to aknowledge that a pepper, cucumber , and green bean are also fruits?
If not….then a tomato is a vegetable.
growing on a vine has nothing to do with being a fruit. Not everything that has seeds is a fruit.
what is used to determine the difference is this
does it mature from an ovary(flower)? =fruit
leave.root or stem= vegetable
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