7 Fruits That DON’T grow on trees. #6 You Can Pick Yourself!


When we think of fruits, most of us think of apples, oranges, bananas, and other fruits that grow on trees. But some fruits DON’T grow on trees.


1. Watermelon

This juicy summer treat grows on a vine on the ground. Good thing, too, because if one of these 10 lb suckers fell on Isaac Newton’s head, he might not have lived to discover gravity!


2. Blueberries

Just writing about blueberries makes me crave a blueberry pie. Although it’s not hard to imagine them growing on trees, they actually are picked off a bush.


3. Cantaloupe

Gotta love Cantaloupe! These juicy and delectable treats grow from a vine on the ground. It’s easy to imagine a heavy cantaloupe snapping a twig right off a tree, so Mother Nature made a good call on this one.


4. Raspberries

Raspberries always conjure up images of tasty jam. Is it just me, or do raspberries look like a bunch of tinier berries mashed into one? And what’s with the silent P? Raspberries grow on a special type of bush.


5. Honeydew Melon

California grows lots of honeydew melons. These fruits grow off a low creeping vine right on the ground. The inside is pale green, so honeydew balls add interesting color to fruit salads.


6. Strawberries

Strawberries are plump and remind me of shortcake and jam. They grow on really low bushes on the ground. You can pick strawberries yourself at some “U-Pick” farms.


7. Grapes

Did you know that most grapes are grown not for food, but for making wine? Grapes don’t come from a tree, either. Grapes grow in bunches off a climbing vine. The ones that end up in the supermarket sure are tasty, though!

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