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.


Lime, an evergreen tree related to the orange. The crooked-trunked, straggly tree grows 8 to 15 feet (2.4 to 4.6 m) tall.

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    How Cranberry Bogs Work

    How can something as delicate and delicious as a cranberry thrive in something as filthy as a bog? Blame it on the durability of this most unusual and hardy plant. See more »

  • Apple


    Apple, the name of an edible fruit and the tree that bears it. The apple tree belongs to the rose family and is related to plum, peach, and pear trees. See more »

  • Apricot


    Apricot, the name of an edible fruit and of the tree that bears it. The apricot belongs to the rose family and is closely related to the peach and the plum. See more »

  • Avocado


    Avocado, or Alligator Pear, the name of a tropical fruit, as well as of the tree bearing it. See more »

  • Blackberry


    Blackberry, a shrub of the rose family, closely related to the raspberry. It bears large numbers of sweet, edible fruits also called blackberries. See more »

  • Blueberry


    Blueberry, a fruit-bearing shrub. It is also called whortleberry and bilberry, and is often confused with the huckleberry. See more »

  • Breadfruit


    Breadfruit, an evergreen tree native to Malaysia. It is cultivated for its edible fruit and seeds. See more »

  • Cantaloupe


    Cantaloupe, a variety of melon of the cucumber family. It is eaten as a breakfast, salad, or dessert fruit. See more »

  • Cherry


    Cherry, a tree that bears a fruit with a fleshy layer surrounding a hard stone or pit. See more »

  • Coconut


    Coconut, the fruit of the coconut palm tree. The tree grows wild on tropical seacoasts, and is cultivated in moist, frost-free climates. See more »

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