TIL tomatoes are berries (in a botany context).

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@edclayand No, apparently, those are collective fruits. Berries are formed from a single flower and collective fruits are from a bunch of flowers forming a single fruit, as seen with the pineapple.

@evilroda
You are correct. Would it be fair to say they are a cluster of berries? They... do contain the seeds, yes?

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