Veg dunces get a roast­ing

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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.”

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