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Fruit & Vegetable Varieties Quiz

Can you name the fruits and vegetables that are available in these varieties.
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Last updated: August 27, 2018
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Varieties
Answer
Braeburn, Granny Smith
Apple
Beefsteak, Roma
Tomato
Morel, Shiitake
Mushroom
Jalapeño, Bell
Pepper
Butternut, Acorn
Squash
Cavendish, Gros Michel
Banana
Kalamata, Cerignola
Olive
Varieties
Answer
Valencia, Navel
Orange
Iceberg, Romaine
Lettuce
Hass, Monroe
Avocado
Concord, Red Globe
Grape
Chanterelle, Oyster
Mushroom
Yukon Gold, Russet
Potato
Honeydew, Musk
Melon
Varieties
Answer
Vidalia, Yellow
Onion
Key, Persian
Lime
Bartlett, Anjou
Pear
Fuji, McIntosh
Apple
Bing, Rainier
Cherry
Daikon, Icicle
Radish
Meyer, Eureka
Lemon
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level ∞
Apr 30, 2013
Updated and expanded
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level 70
May 4, 2013
never heard of the lemons or bananas. got all the others though.
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level 72
Dec 16, 2016
If you have eaten a banana since 1950 or so it was most likely a Cavendish. The Gros Michel, or Big Mike, was the dominant variety beforehand, but a fungal blight made it difficult to continue growing them in significant numbers.
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level 33
May 16, 2013
Mushrooms are neither fruits nor vegetables.
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level 73
May 16, 2013
i knew there would be someone...
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level 37
May 16, 2013
ha ha!
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level 55
Mar 14, 2017
they are unavoidable...
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level 43
Jul 27, 2014
Vegetable isn't just a scientific term. It's also a culinary term, which has a different meaning. In the culinary world, many consider mushrooms to fall into the vegetable category even though they're a fungus.
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level 44
Aug 1, 2014
Vegetable isn't a scientific term at all.
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level 62
Aug 21, 2017
...and bananas are a herb (true - really they are).
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level 63
Dec 5, 2018
I thought they were berries?
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level 44
May 16, 2013
I only got lemons and bananas by thinking "what common fruits aren't on this list yet..."
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level 49
Jan 28, 2015
those stupid yellow bananas everyone loves so much (I gag at teh smell of them and haven't eaten one in years) are called Cavendish because that was the guys name that created teh hybrid banana trees to make them sweeter and more yellow..most bananas are actually brown and not sweet and some need to be cooked to be eaten.
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level 75
Jan 3, 2016
In the US the latter are called plantains.
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level 63
Jan 30, 2016
Gros Michel bananas are now extinct. They died off around a 100 years ago due to a strain of virus or something in Panama. It is said that Gros Michels were way more tasty than the Cavandish bananas we eat today.
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level 67
Feb 2, 2016
Yep, and Cavandish Bananas are next. As with all modern varieties of bananas, they only reproduce by cloning, so they are very susceptible to disease. Panama Disease fungus is probably going to catch up with Cavendish soon.
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level 66
Sep 6, 2018
brainchild - Actually, it's not! The Gros Michel is still being grown, mostly in Malaysia and Thailand (places that remain uninfected by Panama Disease) and are primarily shipped to relatively nearby countries like China and Japan. It's just that pretty much all of Central and South America and the Caribbean ARE infected with the disease, and so the Big Mike can't be grown there anymore and places like the US and Europe have to rely on the Cavendish, which is more resistant to the fungus (for now...)
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level 7
May 19, 2013
two apples confused me, I thought there would only be one
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level 71
Mar 21, 2014
The Highlander Apple?
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level 66
May 28, 2014
Laughing so hard right now, Wombat! :D
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level 43
Jul 27, 2014
5 points for Wombat!
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level 47
Dec 31, 2016
That's awesome!
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level 66
Sep 6, 2018
Of course, it's Conner Macintosh. Or Duncan Macintosh, if you were more into the TV show than the movies.
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level 55
Apr 20, 2014
MacIntosh, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Gala, Pink Lady. I'm from Washington.
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level 67
Jan 30, 2016
I've heard of all of these except the ' I'm from Washington' variety.
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level 56
Jan 30, 2016
+5 to Malbaby and Wombat!
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level 80
May 17, 2014
Funny how this can be very American as well. We have different varieties on potatoes and grapes at least. Never heard of the lemon or cherry varieties nor of a vidalia onion. (Now some European is gonna tell me it's all very common in here some place.. :) )
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level 47
Jul 24, 2015
The Vidalia onion is actually named after Vidalia, Georgia, in the United States. If you see an onion with that name, you can be sure it was grown there.
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level 75
Jan 3, 2016
Agree. Vidalia is not a variety. The variety is usually yellow granex (which, ironically, is a cross between the Texas 1015 and Bermuda varieties.) I grow yellow granex onions in my garden but I can't call them Vidalias because I don't live in that region of Georgia. It's like the Hatch Chile Peppers. I grow Anaheim chile peppers, but in order to call them Hatch Chiles they must be grown in the Hatch River Valley of New Mexico, regardless of the variety.
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level 75
Jan 3, 2016
Yellow is not an onion variety, either. It's a color. I got the answers, I'm just saying it would be more correct to list varieties such as Brown Spanish, Walla Walla, Red Creole, etc.
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level 75
Oct 30, 2015
Gros Michel bananas are now considered "commercially unviable" due to a fungus that attacks the tree, though they are grown on a limited basis where the fungus isn't found. Cavendish bananas could also be wiped out, on a commercial basis, by another fungus that attacks that cultivar.
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level 65
Jan 3, 2016
Hass is spelled haas
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level 36
Apr 26, 2018
nO this makes me sad
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level 75
Jan 3, 2016
Muskmelon is the species, not a variety. I've never heard of a melon named "Musk".
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level 68
Jan 30, 2016
Got all of them right for the first time, although I had to guess to get lemon. The only reason I knew avocado this time is that I recently moved to California and my neighbors have an avocado tree (and a lemon and a persimmon). Not too many avocados growing back in Kansas.
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level 48
Jan 30, 2016
I saw Meyer and almost typed bologna, then realized that it wasn't a fruit or vegetable.
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level 48
Jan 30, 2016
If you liked the potato question, I would suggest taking my Kinds of Potatoes quiz!
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level 65
Jan 31, 2016
Any difference between lime and lemon?
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level 18
Jan 31, 2016
Yes, lemons are yellow and bigger than a lime, limes are green and are generally more acidic. :-)
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level 32
Feb 17, 2017
Could have sworn Cavendish was a variety of pear...
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level 65
Jul 16, 2018
In non-English speaking countries, squashes are considered pumpkins. At least here in Germany, there is no distincion between the two. So it would be great if you could accept "pumpkin" as a type-in for that one.
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level 52
Oct 15, 2018
not just non-English speaking... in Australia we have pumpkins, squash are flat yellow things that look like a zucchini that never grew up
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level 75
Dec 5, 2018
They are all in the same family - genus cucurbita. In the US we have summer squash, winter squash, and pumpkin, but all are types of squash. Summer squash includes patty pan, yellow crookneck and zucchini (courgette), winter squash includes butternut, acorn, and Hubbard, and pumpkin includes Long Island Cheese and Connecticut Field. So actually, pumpkins should be considered squash, not the other way around.
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level 75
Dec 5, 2018
Instead of repeating two categories why not include two different fruits or veggies? For example, fava and lima beans, or black beauty and white egg eggplants. Or perhaps Napa and savoy cabbage or greengage and damson plums?
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level 38
Dec 6, 2018
Very US - some of these I had never heard of, though I am reasonably knowledge about varieties offruit and veg.