Tomatoes - Pesky question finally solved
There has long been disagreement among plant experts as to the classification of that most delightful of consumables, the Tomato. Some state it is a vegetable, based primarily on its grown habit. Others insist it a berry, due to its multiplicity of seeds. And others have charged it a fruit.
I personally carefully considered these several arguments today while devouring a freshly picked, vine ripened tomato. The conclusion was obvious: the fully ripe tomato is a fruit. The evidence is incontrovertible: it’s explosive flavor, heady aroma, extreme juiciness, size, shape, and convenience of eating right off the plant is unmatched by either vegetable or berry: ergo it absolutely must be a fruit. (Note that those pretenders sold in markets as tomatos may be considered vegetables or whatever - they fall far short of the real thing!)
I have spoken! No further debate of the question can have any validity.