A report on DrupeFruit and Cherry

Diagram of a typical drupe (peach), showing both fruit and seed
Culinary fruits
Red cherries with stems
The development sequence of a typical drupe, a smooth-skinned (nectarine) type of peach (Prunus persica) over a 7 1⁄2-month period, from bud formation in early winter to fruit ripening in midsummer
Caraway fruits. A common mistake is to call these and similar ones "seeds".
Prunus avium, sweet cherry (a true cherry species)
Assorted drupes
Pomegranate display of the exocarp (right) and seeds and edible sarcotesta (left)
Prunus cerasus, sour cherry (a true cherry species)
The peach is a typical drupe (stone fruit)
An arrangement of fruits commonly thought of as culinary vegetables, including corn (maize), tomatoes, and various squash
Prunus tomentosa, Nanking cherry (a bush cherry species)
'Elena', a freestone prune plum
The development sequence of a typical drupe, the nectarine (Prunus persica) over a 7.5 month period, from bud formation in early winter to fruit ripening in midsummer (see [[:File:Nectarine Fruit Development.jpg|image page]] for further information)
Prunus ilicifolia, hollyleaf cherry (a cherry laurel species)
The pit of a nectarine
The parts of a flower, showing the stigma-style-ovary system.
Prunus serotina, black cherry (a bird cherry species)
Unripe drupes of black pepper
An apple is a simple fleshy fruit. Key parts are the epicarp, or exocarp, or outer skin, (not labelled); and the mezocarp and endocarp (labelled).
The Cherry Seller, by Sara Troost (18th Century Netherlands)
'Black Butte' blackberry, a bramble fruit of aggregated drupelets
Insertion point: There are 3 positions of insertion of the ovary at the base of a flower: I superior; II half-inferior; III inferior. The 'insertion point' is where the androecium parts (a), the petals (p), and the sepals (s) all converge and attach to the receptacle (r). (Ovary= gynoecium (g).)
Salvatore Postiglione Cherry time
A ripe areca nut
In the noni, flowers are produced in time-sequence along the stem. It is possible to see a progression of flowering, fruit development, and fruit ripening.
Cherries with Monilinia laxa
Ginkgo "fruits", often noted as drupe-like
Dewberry flowers. Note the multiple pistils, each of which will produce a drupelet. Each flower will become a blackberry-like aggregate fruit.
Rainier cherries from the state of Washington, USA
Dewberry fruit
Ripe sweet cherries in Tehran
A dry simple fruit: milkweed (Asclepias syriaca); dehiscence of the follicular fruit reveals seeds within.
Fresh Michigan cherries in a basket
Fruits of four different banana cultivars (Bananas are berries.)
Cherrywood desk of drawers
Strawberry, showing achenes attached to surface. Botanically, strawberries are not berries; they are classified as an aggregate accessory fruit.
Germersdorfer variety cherry tree in blossom
Flower of Magnolia × wieseneri showing the many pistils making up the gynoecium in the middle of the flower. The fruit of this flower is an aggregation of follicles.
Detail of the raspberry flower: there is a clustering of pistils at the center of the flower. (A pistil consists of stigma, style, and ovary.) The stigma is the apical (at the apex) nodule that receives pollen; the style is the stem-like column that extends down to the ovary, which is the basal part that contains the seed-forming ovule.
Lilium unripe capsule fruit; an aggregate fruit.
The fruit of a pineapple includes tissue from the sepals as well as the pistils of many flowers. It is a multiple-accessory fruit.
Picking blackberries in Oklahoma
Comparing fresh fruits for fiber, potassium (K), and vitamin C. Each disk-point refers to a 100 g serving of the fresh fruit named. The size of the disk represents the amount of fiber (as percentage of the recommended daily allowance, RDA) in a serving of fruit (see key at upper right). The amount of vitamin C (as percent RDA) is plotted on the x–axis and the amount of potassium (K), in mg on the y–axis. + Bananas are high in value for fiber and potassium, and oranges for fiber and vitamin C. (Apricots are highest in potassium; strawberries are rich in vitamin C.) Watermelon, providing low levels of both K and vitamin C and almost no fiber, is of least value for the three nutrients together.
Porcelain vine is usually planted for its showy, colourful berries.

In botany, a drupe (or stone fruit) is an indehiscent fruit in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp, or skin, and mesocarp, or flesh) surrounds a single shell (the pit, stone, or pyrena) of hardened endocarp with a seed (kernel) inside.

- Drupe

A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit).

- Cherry

Flowering plants that produce drupes include coffee, jujube, mango, olive, most palms (including açaí, date, sabal, coconut and oil palms), pistachio, white sapote, cashew, and all members of the genus Prunus, including the almond, apricot, cherry, damson, peach, nectarine, and plum.

- Drupe

As the ovules develop into seeds, the ovary begins to ripen and the ovary wall, the pericarp, may become fleshy (as in berries or drupes), or it may form a hard outer covering (as in nuts).

- Fruit

stone fruit or drupe – The definitive characteristic of a drupe is the hard, "lignified" stone (sometimes called the "pit"). It is derived from the ovary wall of the flower: apricot, cherry, olive, peach, plum, mango.

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Diagram of a typical drupe (peach), showing both fruit and seed

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