Veg dunces get a roasting
ONE in five Brits believe that parsnips grow on TREES, a survey has revealed.
And the same amount of dopes (20 per cent) think melons grow in the soil, according to the poll of 2,000 adults.
Nearly a third had no idea how some of the most basic fruit and vegetables grow, with 10 per cent saying tomatoes have to be dug up.
A quarter of adults are foxed when kids ask them where certain foods come from, the research for
found. A fifth have never heard of a King Edward or a Maris Piper, but just one in 20 feel embarrassed by their lack of knowledge.
Other common blunders include naming a Granny Smith as a variety of POTATO (five per cent).
Caroline Evans, from Potato Council, said: “It is worrying.”