2nd October 2019

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What are the different types of fruit groups?

There are four main groups of fruit;
  • fruit with stones - e.g. plums, cherries, apricots, damsons, mangoes, peaches.
  • soft or berry fruit - e.g. loganberrries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, blackcurrants.
  • hard fruit - e.g. apples, pears.
  • citrus fruit - e.g. lemons, oranges, limes, mandarines, grapefruit, satsumas.

Correspondingly, what are the three types of fruit?

All fruits may be classified into three major groups: simple, aggregate, or multiple. Simple Fruits = one fruit that has developed from the ovary of a single flower. Simple fruits may either be fleshy, like plums and peaches, or dry, such as walnuts and hazelnuts.

What are the two types of fruit?

Fruit Types
Fruit TypeCharacteristicsExamples
NutOne seeded fruit with hard pericarp (shell)Walnut, hazelnut, chestnut, acorns
Fruit TypeCharacteristicsExamples
Fleshy
BerryTwo or more carpel ovary, each usually many seeds; inner layer of pericarp (mesocarp and endocarp) is fleshyTomatoes, grapes, dates

How is a fruit classified?

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. This includes such botanical fruits as eggplants, bell peppers and tomatoes.
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