Gardening Quiz - Fruit - Fruits 3 (Questions)

Our third quiz to test your knowledge of fruit growing in the UK. Although there are numerous fruits that CAN be grown in the UK it has to be said that some of them are very difficult for amateurs. We hope that our quizzes will give you some useful tips.

One further thought: fruit trees are likely to be a permanent fixture in your garden for many years and therefore it is well worth researching the varieties that are best suited to your conditions. A few hours spent reading now will ensure that you get the most from your hobby for years into the future.

1. The blossom of one particular type of fruiting tree has a reputation for being particularly beautiful. What type of tree is it?
[ ] Apple
[ ] Cherry
[ ] Pear
[ ] Plum
2. Yes it's a melon, but what sort of melon?
[ ] Cantaloupe
[ ] Casaba
[ ] Honeydew
[ ] Musk
3. What is this subspecies of plum that usually has a more tart flavour than 'ordinary' plums?
[ ] Damascene
[ ] Damsel
[ ] Damson
[ ] Damozel
4. Flowers like these can often be seen on plants growing wild in the countryside. What kind of fruit do they produce?
[ ] Bilberry
[ ] Blackberry
[ ] Blueberry
[ ] Black Mulberry
5. What is the common name for this fruit?
[ ] Asian Pear
[ ] Himalayan Pear
[ ] Australian Pear
[ ] American Pear
6. An extract from kiwi fruit is used commercially for what purpose?
[ ] Colouring paint
[ ] Hardening glue
[ ] Killing insects
[ ] Tenderizing meat
7. Growing strawberries and other fruit in liquids without soil is known as what?
[ ] Hydroskis
[ ] Hydrocephalics
[ ] Hydroponics
[ ] Hydrokinetics
8. How can you tell that these apples are ripe and ready to eat?
[ ] Skin is red
[ ] Stalk is shrivelled
[ ] Flesh is white
[ ] Pips are brown
9. A microorganism occurs naturally on the skins of grapes and was probably the reason why alcoholic drinks came about. What type of microorganism is it?
[ ] Bacteria
[ ] Mould
[ ] Yeast
[ ] Virus
10. What type of fruit will these young plants eventually bear?
[ ] Blackcurrants
[ ] Gooseberries
[ ] Raspberries
[ ] Strawberries

 

Gardening Quiz - Fruit - Fruits 3 (Answers)
1. The blossom of one particular type of fruiting tree has a reputation for being particularly beautiful. What type of tree is it?
[ ] Apple
[x] Cherry
[ ] Pear
[ ] Plum
2. Yes it's a melon, but what sort of melon?
[ ] Cantaloupe
[ ] Casaba
[x] Honeydew
[ ] Musk
3. What is this subspecies of plum that usually has a more tart flavour than 'ordinary' plums?
[ ] Damascene
[ ] Damsel
[x] Damson
[ ] Damozel
4. Flowers like these can often be seen on plants growing wild in the countryside. What kind of fruit do they produce?
[ ] Bilberry
[x] Blackberry
[ ] Blueberry
[ ] Black Mulberry
5. What is the common name for this fruit?
[x] Asian Pear
[ ] Himalayan Pear
[ ] Australian Pear
[ ] American Pear
6. An extract from kiwi fruit is used commercially for what purpose?
[ ] Colouring paint
[ ] Hardening glue
[ ] Killing insects
[x] Tenderizing meat
The chemical used for meat tenderizing is actinidin
7. Growing strawberries and other fruit in liquids without soil is known as what?
[ ] Hydroskis
[ ] Hydrocephalics
[x] Hydroponics
[ ] Hydrokinetics
8. How can you tell that these apples are ripe and ready to eat?
[ ] Skin is red
[ ] Stalk is shrivelled
[ ] Flesh is white
[x] Pips are brown
9. A microorganism occurs naturally on the skins of grapes and was probably the reason why alcoholic drinks came about. What type of microorganism is it?
[ ] Bacteria
[ ] Mould
[x] Yeast
[ ] Virus
10. What type of fruit will these young plants eventually bear?
[ ] Blackcurrants
[ ] Gooseberries
[x] Raspberries
[ ] Strawberries