Is a strawberry a fruit or vegtable?


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Gary Davis Profile
Gary Davis answered

A strawberry is not a fruit. A true fruit has to be developed from the ovary in the base of the flower and contain the seeds of the plant. A strawberry is called a "false fruit" because it forms from the hypanthium, which holds the ovaries.

Apple Seed Profile
Apple Seed answered

A fruit.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Best Answer:Neither. It's an accessory fruit, or pseudofruit, by botanical definition. The part we eat doesn't form from the ovary like other fruits, but from the part of the stem which holds the ovaries. See this webpage for more:

But to most people, it's a fruit. By botanical definition again, fruits contain seeds, vegetables do not. That's why tomatoes are correctly fruits, not vegetables. Same with peppers, cucumbers, beans, and peas.

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