If a you are given a cucumber and a melon, you could easily identify which is cucumber and which one is the melon. However, there are actually numerous studies about the relationship of Cucumbers and Melons, which begs the question: Are Cucumbers Melons? The direct answer is NO but both are members of the Cucurbitaceae Family which means they are closely related and have a … [Read more...] about Are Cucumbers Melons? If Not, What Are They?
Fruit & Vegetables
Bananas have become a staple of many peoples’ diets due to their availability and relatively cheap price. Be it for breakfasts, added atop cereals or toast, or mixed into desserts- bananas are something that we find in our foods on nearly a daily basis. Now why is it that bananas are such a cheap fruit when a majority of the bananas we see in supermarkets are not locally … [Read more...] about Why are Bananas So Cheap?
It may never have even crossed your mind, but take a moment to think of what vegetables you know of that grow on trees. None coming to mind? Technically, any part of the plant that is involved in propagation, that is, the spreading of seeds, is known as a fruit. Vegetables are considered any part of the plant that is not the fruit. This means that any edible part of a … [Read more...] about What Vegetables Grow on Trees?
Mango trees lose their leaves. Due to fickle weather and several diseases, mango trees shed their leaves on the ground. Even though mango leaves have a broadleaf evergreen structure, they still have tendencies of creating leaf litter periodically. Mango trees have large leathery leaves with 5 to 16 inches in length and have the capacity to remain in the tree for a year or … [Read more...] about Do Mango Trees Lose Their Leaves?
Tomatoes are not only healthy, but they are also delicious food that people around the globe love to enjoy chopped, diced, and mixed in with their favorite foods. These scrumptious vegetables (or fruits, depending on who you ask) take around 25 to 30 days to grow after flowering for small types of tomatoes, and about 45 to 60 days for large tomatoes. The process of … [Read more...] about How Long After Flowering do Tomatoes Appear?