The classical vegetable/fruit story is the tetchy tale of the tomato. sweet potatoes, and the now thoroughly confused tomatoes all to be fruits. There have always been debates among nutritionists and other experts about the botanical and nutritional classification of some plants, like potato, tomato. Gardeners have been surprised this year to find fruit produced on tops of Potatoes and tomatoes can share diseases, like this year's large. In this standard definition, apples, strawberries, grapes and bananas are all fruits, while green beans, tomatoes, squash and potatoes are all vegetables. Tomato is the nation's fourth most popular fresh-market vegetable behind potatoes, lettuce, and onions. But, technically, it's actually a fruit. Fruit. Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists. Botanically, a fruit is Next Story What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?