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  1. What Are Fruits? Alex Wilson , Erin Arms, and Tsung-Chi Chen

  2. Fruits Come From Carpels (Pistil)

  3. Fruits

  4. Vegetables

  5. Nix v. Hedden (1893) • Tariff Act of March 3rd 1883 • Tax on imported vegetables but not fruit • Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?

  6. Fruits vs. Vegetables • Part of the plant that has seeds (or would have seeds) • Develop from the carpel (pistil) and other associated parts • Everything else that is edible • Leaves (blade + petiole) • Roots • Stems (tubers + shoots) • Flowers

  7. Pumpkins • Specially bred winter squash • Members of the Genus Curcurbita • Cucurbitapepo, Cucurbitamixta,  Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbitamoschata • Family Cucurbitaceae

  8. Monocot or ‘Dicot’ / (Eudicot)?

  9. Sunflower and Safflower Helianthus annuusCarthamustinctorius