Parts of Fruit
Types of Fruit
Aggregate fruits, such as raspberries come from a single flower which has many ovaries. The flower appears as a simple flower with one corolla, one calyx and one stem, but with many pistils or ovaries. The ovaries are fertilized separately and independently. If ovules are not pollinated successfully the fruit will be misshapen and imperfect. Strawberry and blackberry are also aggregate fruits with the addition of an edible, enlarged receptacle. For this reason, they are sometimes termed aggregate-accessory fruits.
Multiple fruits are derived from a tight cluster of separate, independent flowers borne on a single structure. Each flower will have its own calyx and corolla. Examples of multiple fruits are pineapple, fig and the beet seed.