5+ A Day

Fun Stuff

Did You Know?

The world’s largest ever pumpkin weighed over 379kg – imagine that, about the same weight as 8 or 10 of your friends!

Blueberries don’t ripen once they are picked.

The largest cabbage grown weighed 56kg and was 1.8m in diameter – wider than a man is tall. 

The biggest fruit to grow on a tree is the jackfruit, which is found in tropical countries. They can weigh over 30kg. 

In Brazil avocados are added to ice-cream, in Taiwan they’re eaten with milk and sugar and in some parts of Latin America they’re given as wedding gifts.   

Citrus grew in Asia 20 million years ago.

Strawberries are a member of the rose family.

There are thousands of different tomato varieties.

Fruit & Vegetable Jokes

What did the girl lettuce say to the boy lettuce?

Lettuce be friends.

Doctor, doctor... I often dream I’m a strawberry.

You’re in a jam then!

What do you get when two peas fight?

Black-eyed peas.

What vegetable can you throw away the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, and throw away the inside?


What are strawberries when they are sad?


Doctor, doctor... I keep thinking i'm an onion... 

Well, you are in a pickle! 


Why did the tomato blush?

Because it saw the salad dressing.

Why do potatoes make good detectives?

They always keep their eyes peeled.

What do you call a hippo with carrots in his ears?

Anything you like because he won’t hear you.

How do you fix a smashed tomato?

With tomato paste.

What did the banana do when it saw the monkeys?


What vegetable do you need a plumber for?

A leek.