Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie

Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie

There are 3 comments on the The Associated Press story from Apr 17, 2007, titled Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit, so the state Senate cleared the way Tuesday to declare the watermelon the state vegetable.

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L Dyer

Tulsa, OK

#1 Apr 20, 2007
Botanically speaking a watermelon is a fruit because of it's seeds. The rest of the U.S. thinks Oklahoma is a very backward state and this will just add fact to their fiction. Please consider our great state's image and all the school kids who are being taught in science and nutrition education about fruits and vegetables. Are there not any vegetable growers who will stand up and ask their product to be considered for the state vegetable? Why do we even need a state fruit or vegetable?


Since: Dec 06

Van Nuys, CA

#2 Apr 28, 2007
As you stated,Watermelon is a fruit.

If it has seeds it`s concidered a fruit.

Yes, that goes for, tomatoes, and any "vegatable" that contains seeds is, in actuality, a friut.

Bethany, OK

#3 Sep 3, 2007
So ok is the cucumber, squash and such a fruit??

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