Tuesday, April 1, 2008
banana legs and more!
Today I was thrilled to come across Tomato Bob's website -- the best site I've found for heirloom tomato seeds. It's an incredibly comprehensive collection. You have to visit it just to admire the crazy names of different varieties (My loot includes: Mortgage Lifter, Mexico Midget, Korean Love Apple, Yellow Pear and Black Zebra varieties!!!)
In 1893 the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the tomato would be classified as a vegetable (Nix v. Hedden). This however is not technically correct. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit (specifically a berry) because it acts as the ovary (together with the seeds) of a flowering plant.
If at this point you are wondering if I am procrastinating, you would be correct.