Berries by Definition

Did you know watermelon, avocados and bananas are berries? I was not surprised to find currants, cranberries, and even grapes and tomatoes on the list of botanical berries. But watermelon?

By definition, botanical berries are a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary. Google “berries,” and I think (unless you are a botanist) you’ll be surprised to discover some of the fruits that meet the definition.

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