• Is melon a berry or a fruit?

    Ekaterina Ermolaeva
    Ekaterina Ermolaeva
    December 19, 2014
    Is melon a berry or a fruit?

    Delicious and fragrant melon fruit is not confused with anything. Melon - a useful delicacy for adults and children. Most of us used to call melon fruit, and is it? Let's see: can a melon be a berry or a fruit?

    Berry and Fruit Concepts

    According to this section of biology as botany, melon is a real berry. Why? Because its fruit has:

    • juicy fleshy pulp;
    • many hard seeds;
    • dense shell around the pulp - the peel.

    All these three components tell us that the fruit belongs to the berries. In another way, melon fruits are also called pumpkins or false berries. The surprise is the size of these berries. Ordinary people are accustomed to carry smaller fruits to berries, and large ones - to fruits and vegetables. But it is not always the case.

    What is interesting is that all the berries themselves are fruits. They belong to the fleshy variety of fruit. Fruits can also be stone fruit or dry. Berry fruits constitute a narrower category.

    A lot of controversy arises around a fruit such as watermelon.


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