Fruitful food, flower trivia

Turnips, onions and strawberries are just a handful of the fruits and veggies that make an appearance at the Charleston Farmers Market.

One of the things Head2Head looks forward to each year is the first farmer’s market of the season in Marion Square and the annual plant sale put on by the Charleston Horticultural Society, which will take place this weekend.

In addition to a huge variety of plants for sale, Plantasia will have workshops (including an intriguing one on raising chickens in the city), demonstrations and a yard sale.

This week we have two champions going up against each other: Jenna Byers, who won last week, and Sara Villarreal, who has a string of victories.

Questions 1. What vegetable is also known as a “garden egg, “melanzana” and “aubergine?”

2. Name the veggie that’s really a fruit but was legally declared a vegetable by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1893.

3. Name one of two vegetables that can reproduce on their own for several growing seasons.

4. 80 percent of the world’s rose species comes from what continent?

5. What plant was once referred to as the “Carolina Kidney Bean?”

6. Name the poet: “I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, when all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils ...”

7. What musician is best known for the song “Tiptoe Through the Tulips?”

8. Susan Orlean’s book, “The Orchid Thief,” inspired what movie?

9. Who sang the late ’70s duet “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers?”

10. What is South Carolina’s state flower?

Sara’s Answers 1. Eggplant, I think ...

2. Tomato! 3. Asparagus 4. South America?

5. Wisteria maybe? 6. William Wordsworth

7. Tiny Tim 8. “The Orchid Thief?”

9. Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

10. Yellow Jasmine Jenna’s Answers

1. Eggplant. The Brits call it aubergine.

2. Tomato 3. Asparagus for sure, but I don’t know the other one.

4. Asia 5. I really don’t know.

6. Wordsworth 7. Tiny Tim 8. I remember that movie. “Adaptation.”

9. Barbra Streisand with Neil Diamond. I know my pop standards.

10. Yellow jessamine. I only know that because I read it in a guidebook.

Conclusion Edging out the longtime trivia champ Sara, Jenna wins this round of Head2Head trivia and will be back next week to continue.

Correct Answers 1. Eggplant 2. Tomato

3. Asparagus and rhubarb 4. Asia

5. Wisteria 6. William Wordsworth

7. Tiny Tim 8. “Adaptation” 9. Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

10. Yellow jessamine