Sunday, December 7, 2008

I didn't know that!


A ripened ovary of a seed plant, the tomato is by definition a fruit, but in 1893 the U.S. Supreme Court over-ruled Mother Nature declaring that tomato's were not fruits, but vegetables.

Nix v. Hedden, How a fruit became a vegetable.


2 comments:

littlefarminthecity said...

LOL Stewart, you always find the most interesting facts - Emily

Wildside said...

LOL! I knew the tomato was a fruit that we insist on using as a veggie, but I never knew there was a law passed to that! Oh my! Rules and regulations, oh my...