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Merry Christmas Everyone (plus answers to our Quiz)

No.

Question

Answer

1

Which county is also known as ‘The Garden of England’

Kent

2

Which vegetable from the Brassica family is often eaten for Christmas dinner?

Brussels Sprout

3

What plant or plant type does tea come from?

 

Camellia (Camellia sinensis)

4

What family of nitrogen fixing plants does the peanut belong to?

Legume

5

If I wanted to make chocolate what plant would I grow?

Tree (Theobroma cacao L.)

6

David Austin, Jack Harkness, Alexander Dickson and Anne Cocker. These people were all well known breeders of which plant?

Roses

7

In a plant scientific name, if a plant was described as ‘argentea’ what would this indicate?

Silver coloured

8

Which tree has leaves that smell like candyfloss or burnt sugar  in the autumn?

Katsura (Cersiphila japonica)

9

In Spain, Portugal and other mediterranean countries which plants are used to make vegetable rennet for use in cheesemaking?

Cardoon, Artichoke and others in the Cynara family

10

What major ingredient is missing to make classic pesto? Pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil, garlic and …

Genovese basil

11

Apollo, Astra, Runway and Kennedy are all varieties of which edible plant?

Rocket

12

What is the link between Lavender ‘Munstead strain’ and Nigella damascena ‘Miss Jekyll’?

Gertrude Jekyll lived at Munstead Wood House (Farm)

13

Illicium verum is better known as what culinary spice?

Star Anise

14

Which type of plant is not capable of photosynthesis?

Fungi

15

Where did the Covent Garden vegetable market move to in 1956?

Nine Elms, Greater London

16

What is a Helix Aspersa more commonly known as?

Garden snail

17

Who dishes up the figgy pudding in Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Mrs Cratchett

18

Plump Poultry (3,3) (cryptic)

Fat Hen (Chenopodium album)

19

Which king lived at Kew Palace in Kew Gardens?

Summer home of King George III

20

Weight for weight, more expensive than gold, which plant does saffron come from?

Stigma of saffron crocus (Crocus sativus)

21

What does a pomologist study?

Fruit

22

Name the latest RHS garden?

RHS Garden Bridgewater

23

What colour is a Welsh poppy?

Yellow

24

Where is the “rhubarb triangle” county and how big is it?

West Yorkshire. 9 miles square (23 km2 )

25

What plant offerings do the three Kings camels or horses get in Argentina and Puerto Rico on twelfth night?

Hay and water