Fruits are produced only by flowering plants (angiosperms). Following pollination of the flower, the fertilized ovules develop into seeds while the surrounding ovary wall forms the fruit tissue, or pericarp.
Thereof, how does a flower becomes a fruit?
When a grain of pollen reaches the stigma, it creates a pollen tube for the sperm to journey down the style and fertilize the ovule; fertilized ovules become seeds. Fertilization is the death of the flower, as the petals drop or wither at this point and the ovary starts to enlarge and ripen into what we know as fruit.
What qualifies as a fruit?
Botanically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, whereas vegetables are all other plant parts, such as roots, leaves and stems.
What is the primary function of the fruit?
As a plant organ and container of seed or seeds, the two primary functions of fruits are protection and seed dispersal. 1. Fruits protect the seeds. The fruit serves as a physical barrier between the seed or seeds and the external environment during seed development.