DailyDirt: Strawberries Are Technically Not Berries

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Which of these are berries: bananas, watermelon, avocado, strawberries? Surprisingly, all of them, except strawberries. According to the botanical definition, a "berry" is a fleshy fruit that's produced from a single ovary. Strawberries are actually "accessory fruits" which consist of many small individual fruits embedded in a fleshy receptacle. The "seeds" that you see on the surface of strawberries are the actual fruits, and each of them surrounds a tiny seed. Here are some more strawberry-related links. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    silverscarcat (profile), Oct 11th, 2013 @ 6:44pm

    wait, what?!

    You mean... I've been lied to for years?! NOOOOOO!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 11th, 2013 @ 7:18pm

    Koala Bears

    Are not really bears either !!! what's this world coming too!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 12th, 2013 @ 4:47am

    and killer whales aren't whales and peanuts aren't nuts

     

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    Anonymous, Oct 12th, 2013 @ 4:59pm

    Re: Koala Bears

    Betcha panda bears ain't bears either.

     

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    Anonymous, Oct 12th, 2013 @ 5:00pm

    Re:

    Are killer whales killers? Are peanuts peas?

     

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    Anonymous, Oct 12th, 2013 @ 5:02pm

    They can take their "botanical definition" and suck it.

     

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    Judd Sandage, Oct 13th, 2013 @ 1:13am

    It puts the lotion on its skin and puts it in the basket.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 15th, 2013 @ 6:23pm

    Re: Koala Bears

    Solar panel engineers are really not engineers either.

     

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    Mike Raffety (profile), Oct 18th, 2013 @ 10:51am

    How many chromosomes?

    "Unlike other local wild strawberries, which have only 8 sets of chromosomes, this new strawberry (Fragaria cascadensis) has 10 sets of chromosomes."

    Will Monsanto stop at NOTHING?

     

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