Sketchbook, Krista Anandakuttan Spring 2015

A spring to remember: strawberry, strawberry, (strawberry, strawberry), pea.

Of note: Fragaria x ananassa: not a berry, a strawberry is really an aggregate accessory fruit… Enjoyed (wild) since the stone age, cultivated for bigger, more beautiful, sadly! less tasty fruit.

Pisum sativum: not a veggie… The pea pod is a fruit, a friend of mankind for more than 5000 years. The vehicle for Mendelian genetics!

Read more about strawberries and peas in science:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/brainwaves/sleuthing-the-secrets-to-a-scrumptious-strawberry/ http://www.livescience.com/7537-monk-peas-changed-world.html