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Vegetable/Fruit Classification[edit source]

The tomato is classified as a fruit botanically and a vegetable culinarily (in fact the term "vegetable" is not a botanical term so the two are not mutually exclusive).

My suggestion is that WikiGardener categorises tomato as a vegetable so that it kept separate from traditional fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, melons etc. If we class this as a fruit then technically we ought to class courgettes, cucumbers, squash, bean pods, corn etc as fruit too. OllieMartin 19:42, 10 May 2011 (UTC)