Fruits are the seed-bearing parts of plants. Fruits are often fleshy, edible substances containing juices and nutrients beneficial to humans and animals. However, many fruits are commonly mistaken as vegetables.


Sloe, or Blackthorn, a shrub or small tree native to Europe and western Asia. The sloe grows to about 15 feet (4.6 m) in height and has short, thorny branches.

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  • Mango


    Mango, a tropical fruit tree native to India; also, the fruit of the tree. The mango tree grows to a height of 90 feet (27 m). See more »

  • Mulberry


    Mulberry, a genus of deciduous trees grown as ornamentals and for their fruit, which are called mulberries. See more »

  • Muskmelon


    Muskmelon, a trailing or climbing annual vine native to Asia. Its fruit is also called muskmelon. See more »

  • Olive


    Olive, a family of trees and shrubs. The common olive tree, the subject of this article, is the plant of most economic value in this family. See more »

  • Papaya


    Papaya, a small tree native to tropical America, Hawaii, and the West Indies. It is widely cultivated in southern Florida, southern California, and parts of Asia and Africa, primarily for its bland, sweet-tasting fruit. See more »

  • Peach


    Peach, a juicy, reddish-yellow fruit with a tangy sweet flavor. It grows on a tree, 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m) tall, that has shiny green, lance-shaped leaves. See more »

  • Pear


    Pear, a bell-shaped or globular fruit that grows on a leaf-shedding tree. The pear tree grows about 45 feet (14 m) tall. See more »

  • Persimmon


    Persimmon, a tree of temperate or subtropical regions, and its sweet but astringent fruit. See more »

  • Pineapple


    Pineapple, a tropical plant and its edible fruit. It is so called because the fruit looks like a big, orange-yellow pine cone. See more »

  • Plant


    Plant, any member of the plant kingdom, a realm of nature made up largely of living organisms that make their own food. See more »

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