TYPES OF FRUIT

An ACHENE is a small, simple, dry fruit with one seed: Buttercup

A CYPSELA is a small, simple, dry fruit with one seed, with a plume formed from the calyx: Dandelion

A NUT is a large, simple, dry fruit with one seed: Acorn

A SAMARA is a large, simple, dry fruit with one seed possessing a wing: Ash

A CAPSULE is a large, simple, dry fruit with many seeds in a box made of fused carpels : Poppy

A SILIQUA is a large, simple, dry fruit with many seeds in a box made of two fused carpels which splits along two sides with seeds attached between the two halves on a frame. Wallflower

A POD is a large, simple, dry fruit with many seeds in a box made of one carpel which splits along two sides with seeds attached along each half: Pea

A FOLLICLE is a large, simple, dry fruit with many seeds in a box made of one carpel which splits along orje edge, but with seeds not attached when ripe: Larkspur

A DRUPE is a large, simple, fleshy fruit with one seed in a ’stone ’: Cherry

A BERRY is a large, simple, fleshy fruit with many seeds inside: Gooseberry

A POME is a large, simple, fleshy fruit with many seeds in a ’core ’ enclosed by a fleshy receptacle : Apple

A ’SPLIT FRUIT ’ is one which splits into one-seeded portions: Hollyhock

A date is a one-seeded berry, the ’stone ’ being a seed. Similarly, walnut, almond and coconut are the ’stones ’ of drupes, the single seed lying within and the outer pitliy or fibrous outer part being removed before the ’nut ’ is marketed.

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