New World Crops

Based on a description, can you name these crops that are native to the Americas?
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Last updated: November 3, 2019
First submittedAugust 9, 2014
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Staple crop of the Aztecs
The Aztecs and Mayans drank it;
We eat it for dessert
What the Italians call pomodoro
Staple crop of Ireland
Berry that grows in bogs
Fatty green fruit native to Mexico
Sir Walter Raleigh popularized
this addictive substance in England
What tequila is made from
Pablo Escobar's favorite plant
Piña colada ingredient
Its seeds are chewed by baseball players
Popular ice cream flavor
Key component of a Thanksgiving dessert
Sugary tree sap product
Maple Syrup
Spicy food that has been weaponized
Tree sap product used in tires
and contraceptives
Bean named after a South American capital
Lima Bean
Mountain berry referenced in "Moon River"
What Jimmy Carter farmed
Large fruit with orange flesh and
lots of black seeds
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
Level 74
Aug 12, 2014
Ha! 'Pomodoro' literally translates as 'apple of gold'. They were called that because they were originally yellow, not red.
Level 81
Aug 24, 2014
Missed huckleberry. Almost missed cranberry, too, but then the clue about Thanksgiving dessert led me to guess that.
Level 78
Aug 24, 2014
Had to sing Moon River nearly all the way through before I got it. Thank you, Andy.
Level 58
Aug 24, 2014
Mustard seeds could also be spicy food that has been weaponized.
Level 77
Aug 24, 2014
Mustard's not native to the New World.
Level 81
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.
Level 62
Nov 28, 2017
Yes, I have definitely picked wild cranberries in Europe.
Level 55
Aug 25, 2014
Could pawpaw be added as an alternative for papaya, please?
Level 71
Jun 29, 2018
Pawpaws are a completely different fruit which are small green-ish things and relatives of the soursop.
Level 44
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.
Level 65
Jul 3, 2017
Only missed tequila and Pablo Escobar who I'd never heard of.
Level 67
Jul 3, 2017
there's a good series on netflix about him... not necessarily accurate, but it's a good show none the less.
Level 47
Jul 3, 2017
I never knew Escobar was a botanist!
Level 68
Jul 3, 2017
Could you make 'syrup' an acceptable answer for 'maple syrup?'
Level 57
Jul 3, 2017
Maple trees are what's native to the Americas. Syrup is any sugary like substance... So no, kind of need both.
Level 78
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.
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.
Level 59
Jul 10, 2017
I'm not sure ''Maple Syrup'' is a crop...
Level 44
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.
Level 82
Nov 3, 2018
Guh. Guessed every berry except the right one.
Level 47
Nov 8, 2018
are you serious i guessed types of peppers but not pepper...*sighs*
Level 74
Sep 26, 2020
and 'pepper' is an ambiguous term, because if you buy pepper for seasoning it is from a completely different plant from chilli peppers and cayenne peppers.
Level 74
Sep 11, 2019
The chocolate clue really threw me because we drink it here too.
Level 66
Feb 20, 2021
Can you accept Dingleberries for the Huckleberries question?