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.

4 comments:

garnet said...

i knew that the tomato was a berry and all that ovary nonsense, but i didn't know about the supreme court ruling! that's hilarious! are you going to start a tomato garden? i'll go in halfsies with you if you want to split shipping costs for junks.

Mom said...

I guess I'll be getting the beds ready for those baby heirloom tomato plants soon.

Sarah said...

Mom; you guess?? Act like you KNOW!

G; I'll let you have your pick once they sprout. unless you want the seeds.

17 beats. said...

ooo, i wanted seeds. guess, i'll be ordering my own, unless you want to make a trade. :-)