July 27, 2010

Watermelons are not melons

Waterberries
Fun fact passed along at distribution this afternoon and confirmed tonight on the internet: watermelons are actually berries.

It has to do with the fruit being produced from a single ovary, and seeds embedded in and spread throughout the flesh of the fruit.

Just to drive you crazy, that means grapes, bananas, and tomatoes are really berries, too.