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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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Answers correct per Wikipedia. Cover image: Creative Commons

  • What is the official botanical name of Beetroot?

    • Alpha vulgaris
    • Beta vulgaris
    • Gamma vulgaris
  • Citrullus lanatus is the botanical name for…

    • Watermelon
    • Lemon
    • Sweet potato
  • The genus Theobroma contains the plant which produces…

    • Coffee
    • Chocolate/cocoa
    • Tea
  • The genus Saccharum contains the species which produces…

    • Sugar beet
    • Sugar cane
    • Barley
  • Which of the following are NOT produced by a plant in the genus Prunus?

    • Prunes
    • Plums
    • Cherries
    • Almonds
    • Cashews
    • Apricots
    • Peaches
  • The Solanum melongena plant produces…

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

    • Potato
    • Sweet potato
    • Tomato
    • Tomatillo
  • Maize/corn is got from which plant?

    • Avena sativa
    • Hordeum vulgare
    • Zea mays
  • The species Brassica oleracea gives all of the following, except which one?

    • Cabbage
    • Spinach
    • Cauliflower
    • Kale
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Broccoli
  • Which fruits all belong to the genus Musa?

    • Bananas
    • Grapes
    • Durian
  • The soyabean/soybean’s official name is…

    • Pisum sativum
    • Glycine max
    • Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • The Malus domestica gives us…

    • Wheat
    • Pears
    • Apples
  • The genus Citrus gives us all of the following fruit, except which one?

    • Orange
    • Lime
    • Kumquat
    • Pomelo
    • Clementine
    • Nectarine
    • Tangerine
    • Ugli
  • Coffee is got from a plant in the genus…

    • Coffea
    • Cocoa
    • Thaea

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