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New World Crops

Based on the descriptions, name these crops that are native to the Americas.
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First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Last updatedAugust 19, 2014
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Staple crop of the Aztecs
Maize
The Aztecs and Mayans drank it;
We eat it for dessert
Chocolate
Spicy food that has been weaponized
Peppers
What the Italians call pomodoro
Tomato
Staple crop of Ireland
Potato
Berry that grows in bogs
Cranberry
Fatty green fruit native to Mexico
Avocado
Sir Walter Raleigh popularized
this addictive substance in England
Tobacco
What tequila is made from
Agave
Pablo Escobar's favorite plant
Coca
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Answer
Piña colada ingredient
Pineapple
Its seeds are chewed by baseball players
Sunflower
Popular ice cream flavor
Vanilla
Key component of a Thanksgiving dessert
Pumpkin
Sugary tree sap product
Maple Syrup
Tree sap product used in tires
and contraceptives
Rubber
Bean named after a South American capital
Lima Bean
Mountain berry referenced in "Moon River"
Huckleberry
What Jimmy Carter farmed
Peanuts
Large fruit with orange flesh and
lots of black seeds
Papaya
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level 73
Aug 11, 2014
oh jeez...pomodoro literally means smelly apple...I was racking my brain trying to come up with something that is like an apple but with a strong smell. Never landed on tomato...wow.
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level 69
Aug 12, 2014
Ha! 'Pomodoro' literally translates as 'apple of gold'. They were called that because they were originally yellow, not red.
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level 42
Aug 18, 2014
Wait, what? There's another tree sap product that's better known for being used in contraceptives, and that's latex.
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level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Added tires to the question to avoid confusion.
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level 77
Aug 24, 2014
rubber (derived from trees) isn't used in either tires or contraceptives anymore these days.
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level 55
Jul 6, 2017
Not entirely true. The more industrial the tire, the more often it's manufactured more (or entirely) of actual rubber. Cargo truck tires are often ~50% true rubber. Aircraft tires are often 100% true rubber.
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level 77
Aug 24, 2014
Missed huckleberry. Almost missed cranberry, too, but then the clue about Thanksgiving dessert led me to guess that.
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level 76
Aug 24, 2014
Had to sing Moon River nearly all the way through before I got it. Thank you, Andy.
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level 66
Aug 25, 2014
Just saw the Simpsons episode where Bart, Nelson, Milhouse, and Martin go to an Andy Williams concert and he sings Moon River. :D
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level 56
Aug 24, 2014
Mustard seeds could also be spicy food that has been weaponized.
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level 60
Aug 24, 2014
Mustard's not native to the New World.
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level 82
Aug 24, 2014
Cranberries aren't exclusively a new world crop. Wikipedia states 3 or 4 different varieties of cranberry, 2 of which are also found in Eurasia. We'd still have them even without Columbus.
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level 63
Nov 28, 2017
Yes, I have definitely picked wild cranberries in Europe.
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level 57
Aug 25, 2014
Could pawpaw be added as an alternative for papaya, please?
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level 66
Jun 29, 2018
Pawpaws are a completely different fruit which are small green-ish things and relatives of the soursop.
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level 45
Nov 30, 2016
Definitely hard to imagine cooking before the 1600's with damn near all our modern staples being from the Americas! Also, I'd have added green beans and squash. Also not native to the Old world.
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level 62
Jul 3, 2017
Only missed tequila and Pablo Escobar who I'd never heard of.
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level 66
Jul 3, 2017
there's a good series on netflix about him... not necessarily accurate, but it's a good show none the less.
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level 47
Jul 3, 2017
I never knew Escobar was a botanist!
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level 63
Jul 3, 2017
Could you make 'syrup' an acceptable answer for 'maple syrup?'
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level 53
Jul 3, 2017
Maple trees are what's native to the Americas. Syrup is any sugary like substance... So no, kind of need both.
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level 73
Jul 5, 2017
Most of maple species are actually native to the old world, but they don't have enough sugar to be commercially useful.
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level 78
Apr 12, 2019
I knew that you were after maple syrup because of its popularity, but I've also had sycamore syrup - it's very good too. As far as the Thanksgiving dessert question, speaking for us Southerners, you can keep your pumpkin pie. We want pecan, please.
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level 48
Jul 10, 2017
I'm not sure ''Maple Syrup'' is a crop...
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level 45
Aug 3, 2018
It's farmed and is a multi-billion dollar industry. Just like apples, oranges, lemons, coconuts, etc. for the other "crops" that come off of trees.
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level 79
Nov 3, 2018
Guh. Guessed every berry except the right one.
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level 43
Nov 8, 2018
are you serious i guessed types of peppers but not pepper...*sighs*
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level 70
Sep 11, 2019
The chocolate clue really threw me because we drink it here too.