Did you know an orange is part of the berry family?

Today I was  informed by my 5 year old that oranges are part of the berry family.

Me: “It’s part of the citrus family, it’s not a berry.  Where did you hear that?”

Delton: “In my science book.”

Me: “Prove it.” (Great parent thing to say – right?)

He goes and gets his book and by golly he is right. I even checked online. Man, I should read more. LOL Whoever knew?

Right from the book:  Berries:  Seeds are enclosed in soft pulp; e.g. oranges.

WikiAnswer:  Yes an Orange is a berry.
Every Berry is a type of fruit, but a berry is defined by if it is created from one single ovary.

*The orange fruit is a hesperidium, a type of berry.*

– the tomato, also a berry.

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One thought on “Did you know an orange is part of the berry family?

  1. This reminds me of the time I corrected my first grade teacher about which state came first, Delaware or Pennsylvania.

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