GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!
Visit our , United States (USA) (American Colonies) page!
Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

1893 - The United States Supreme Court legally declares the tomato to be a vegetable.



The question whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable has finally been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. Several years ago some imported tomatoes came through New York City, when the Collector classified them as vegetables and collected duty accordingly. The importers disputed this point and claimed tomatoes to be a fruit and entitled to come in free. The matter was taken into court, which decided in favor of the Collector's claim that the tomato is a vegetable.
 

The Charlotte Democrat

Charlotte, North Carolina



Go Back

The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.