Fruit, Veg and Flower Quiz Answers.

How many did you get right?

1. Grape vine
2. Strawberries
3. Broad beans - these don't grow tall, it is runner beans that climb up high. Remember Jack and the Beanstalk?
4. Rhubarb
5. Raspberries (there's some gooseberries, blackcurrants and red currants hidden in there too)
6. Garlic and cabbages
7. Wallflower
8. Iris
9. Allium
10. Fuschia
11. Antirrhinum - know as a 'snap dragon' because its flower looks like a dragon's face and when you squeeze the sides the 'jaws' snap open.
12. Tulip - tulips originally came from Turkey and when they reached Holland there was a mania for them. The price went higher and higher before collapsing. This one cost 10 years' wages!

A tulip, known as "the Viceroy" (viseroij), displayed in the 1637 Dutch catalog Verzameling van een Meenigte Tulipaanen. Its bulb was offered for sale for between 3,000 and 4,200 guilders (florins) depending on weight (gewooge). A skilled craftsworker at the time earned about 300 guilders a year.

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