Types of Fruit

Pome

most of the fruit is formed from the receptacle (under the flower)

Examples

pear, apple

Drupe

has fleshy fruit and a single seed with a hard endocarp

Examples

peaches, coconut and olives

Berry

has many seeds

Examples

tomatoes, peppers and cucumber

But Not

strawberries!

Aggregate fruit

develop from one flower with many pistils eg strawberries.

Legumes – split along two sides eg beans, peas

Capsules – are dry fruit that have several carpels eg orchids

Nuts – have one seed and a hard pericarp eg acorns

Grains – have the fruit and seed joined closely together eg wheat, rice, barley.

Multiple fruits – come from several different flowers joined together eg pineapples.