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Fruits and their Classification

Fruits and their Classification

A fruit is a mature overy of a flower.
The fleshy portion of the pericarp makes up the Chief edible portion of the fruit.

A fruit is the edible and juicy product of a tree or plant and consist of the matured overy including its seeds and adjacent parts.

Usually fruits are sweet, with a wide range of flavours, colours and textures.

Fruits can be classified as follows :

• Berries – Gooseberry, Grapes, Strawberries

• Citrus – Lemon, Lime, Orange, Sweet Lime

• Drupes – Peach, Plums, Apricot.

• Melons – Watermelon, Muskmelon

• Pomes – Apple, Pear

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