You see these foods in the supermarket all the time, but you probably never figured they grew this way.
With words like pine, apple, and leaves that make you think of a tropical tree, many people never realize that pineapples actually grow in short little prickly bushes by the ground. That’s why they’re so pointy — for protection.
These don’t grow on trees, they don’t grow underground, and they aren’t miniature versions of lettuce. They grow on the side of stalks, like this.
Peanuts are a popular snack, but they don’t grow on trees like other nuts. They grow underground in the roots.
Cashews are another strange growing nut. They’re the little things dangling on the end of what looks like a fruit here.
If you don’t catch it quick enough, an artichoke reveals its true nature: A giant purple flower! It looks like it belongs under the sea.
Capers, too, grow into a flower. The food we use is the bud before it blossoms.
Yep, broccoli is a flower too. All those little buds will turn into flowers if you don’t pick it and eat it fast enough.
Turns out that kiwis are a lot like grapes. They grow on these vines that resemble a vineyard.
Asparagus are literally stalks. They don’t grow on anything, they grow right up out of the ground.
Saffron is actually the yellow stamen of the saffron crocus.
These grow on a creepy, empty looking, haunted type of tree.
You probably know bananas grow in bunches since they are sold that way. But you might not have known that they’re actually part of a giant flower! They encircle its stem. Also, this plant is technically not a tree, it’s just really tall.