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Do you know the Official Names for these Common Foodcrops?

We are all familiar with terms like potatoes, corn, tomatoes, melons etc. but how well do you know the official name for the plants we get these foodstuffs from? Test yourself with this fun quiz – and don’t be shy about sharing your results in the comments below πŸ™‚

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  • Question of

    What is the official botanical name of Beetroot?

    • Alpha vulgaris
    • Beta vulgaris
    • Gamma vulgaris
  • Question of

    Citrullus lanatus is the botanical name for…

    • Watermelon
    • Lemon
    • Sweet potato
  • Question of

    The genus Theobroma contains the plant which produces…

    • Coffee
    • Chocolate/cocoa
    • Tea
  • Question of

    The genus Saccharum contains the species which produces…

    • Sugar beet
    • Sugar cane
    • Barley
  • Question of

    Which of the following are NOT produced by a plant in the genus Prunus?

    • Prunes
    • Plums
    • Cherries
    • Almonds
    • Cashews
    • Apricots
    • Peaches
  • Question of

    The Solanum melongena plant produces…

    • Aubergine/eggplant
    • Courgette/zucchini
    • Melon
  • Question of

    In addition to Aubergine/eggplant, plants in the genus Solanum produce all of the following, except which one?

    • Potato
    • Sweet potato
    • Tomato
    • Tomatillo
  • Question of

    Maize/corn is got from which plant?

    • Avena sativa
    • Hordeum vulgare
    • Zea mays
  • Question of

    The species Brassica oleracea gives all of the following, except which one?

    • Cabbage
    • Spinach
    • Cauliflower
    • Kale
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Broccoli
  • Question of

    Which fruits all belong to the genus Musa?

    • Bananas
    • Grapes
    • Durian
  • Question of

    The soyabean/soybean’s official name is…

    • Pisum sativum
    • Glycine max
    • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Question of

    The Malus domestica gives us…

    • Wheat
    • Pears
    • Apples
  • Question of

    The genus Citrus gives us all of the following fruit, except which one?

    • Orange
    • Lime
    • Kumquat
    • Pomelo
    • Clementine
    • Nectarine
    • Tangerine
    • Ugli
  • Question of

    Coffee is got from a plant in the genus…

    • Coffea
    • Cocoa
    • Thaea


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