Saturday, February 28

how well do you know your fruit and veg? (amended with answers)

Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

Name the only vegetable or fruit that is generally never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh. ( i can think of one exception but its french style so that may explain it!)

Have fun!

well just how excellent are you guys!
I have the 'listed' answers but i wanted to check them myself before blindly declaring them... turns out you are all fabulous and there are three common, not two perennial vegetables and you got them all; artichoke, asparagus and rhubarb ( a vegetable not a fruit). Other uncommon perennials are sea kale ( who said that? Lizzie?) and sorrell.

Strawberries have their seeds on the outside, well done wombat.

And the listed edible never sold anyway other than fresh is lettuce, although you can buy it in a restaurant as the dish RINI suggested; more peas than lettuce thankfully but delish. Wombok i have seen pickled and for sale in jars, barbara i believe medlars are sold as a jelly or jam and veggie, was banana your answer to all three??


wombat064 said...

HI Kel,

Perenial vegies artichoke and asparagas

Stawberries hve thier seedes on the outside

I have never seen wombok other than fresh

Rixa said...

I was going to say asparagus and maybe artichokes...looks like someone already beat me!

I peeked at the other answers but I was stumped on the fruit question.

I was going to say paw-paws, but people here do use them for baking (they make a fantastic oil/fat substitute for things like muffins or cakes). Plus I think it exists only in some regions of North America. I've only seen it when we lived in Ohio. We'd go out in the woods paw-paw hunting in late August and early September.

Lizzie said...

Asparagus and rhubarb (i know we treat it like a fruit but I am sure it must be a veg.)There is some kind of everlasting spiach stuff which took over allotment once as well. Um, and sea kale I have heard of but dont know what it is.
I dont know what a wombok is but I want one, Cool name!

Lizzie said...

Oops, i missed the not sold frozen bit but surely lettuce and cucmber would be seriously yuck if frozen.

Rest is not idleness said...

I knew asparagus, but wasn't sure about artichokes. I never really thought about it but Wombat064 is right, strawberries do have seeds on the outside. Oh yes, lettuce (petit pois au beurre) but I have also seen lettuce soup, and I have had braised cucumber but cucumber can be pickled so that would be processed.

Sarah said...

Looks like I have been beaten. Was going to say asparagus and ?

Fruit - strawberries

LAst question - well you have me stumped!

Looking forward to the answers.

Veggie Gnome said...


Barbara said...

Has anyone ever seen processed