What berry?

In the home called berries any small fruit with juicy flesh: these include cherries, strawberries, raspberries, wild rose, though botanical point of view they are not.So, wild rose and strawberry - a false berry, raspberry - a drupe.A larger fruits are rarely associated with berries, although they may be considered in botany: it is a tomato, eggplant, kiwi.

berry - a fruit with a thin skin, a variety of seeds with a hard seed coat, succulent mezhplodnikom.The berries develop from the top and bottom of the ovaries: in some cases, on top of which is a dried perianth (currant).

False berries are known as fruits which have the same structure, but are formed not only from the ovary, but also from other parts, such as the receptacle.


widely believed that watermelon, despite its size, is a berry.By the structure of the fruit of the watermelon really meets all the criteria: a juicy pulp, lots of seeds with a hard shell, hard and relatively thin skin.Yet some differences he has, which is why botanists did not refer it to the berries.Watermelon - a melon, having similar morphological features, but some significant differences.

melon formed from the bottom of the ovary, and consists of three carpels.They mnogosemyanny as berries, but the seeds are still more.They also have different structure of the hull they are too hard in comparison with the outer layer of berries, fleshy middle layer and a soft interior.Melon can grow to large sizes, as berries are always less.


Due to the fact that the melon has a firm flesh, it is not called berries, although these fruits are almost identical in structure to the watermelon.This is also a melon: they have a huge amount of seeds is quite dense, hard shell and fleshy middle layer.Melon are also many other fruits that are in the home may be called differently: for example, cucumber is also a melon.

there a simple way to determine whether or not the fruit of melon: it is necessary to know to which family belongs plant.All members of the family pumpkin does not give the berries and melon.

melon called yagodovidnymi fruits because of the similarity with berries, and the berries should be distinguished from the apples.From a botanical point of view, so called yagodovidnye polyspermous family apple fruit plants: quince, pear, cotoneaster, mountain ash.Unlike melon or berries have leathery vnutriplodnik, which contains the seeds, and the skin is very thin.