Types of Fruit                                            PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Fruits can be eaten raw, frozen, stewed,                     It is the process by which plants, some
cooked, or dried. All fruits may be classified                bacteria, and some protistans use the
into three major groups: simple, aggregate, or                energy from sunlight to produce sugar,
multiple.                                                     which cellular respiration converts into
                                                              adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the "fuel"
Simple Fruits : one fruit that has developed                  used by all living things.
from the ovary of a single flower. Simple
fruits may either be fleshy, like plums and
peaches, or dry, such as walnuts and hazelnuts.
e.g. apples, pears, plums, tomatoes, peaches
Aggregate Fruits : a fruit formed from
several ovaries of one flower that produces
many tiny fruits clustered tightly together. e.g.
raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
Multiple Fruits : a fruit formed from the
fusion of the ovaries of many different flowers
which develop closely together to form one
bigger fruit. e.g. pineapples, figs, breadfruit,
                                                             The process of photosynthesis takes place
SEED                                                          in the chloroplasts, specifically using
                                                              chlorophyll, the green pigment involved in
    After fertilization ovules developed into                photosynthesis.
     seed.                                                   The photosynthetic process uses water and
    A seed is made of seed coat and embryo.                  releases the oxygen that we absolutely
    The embryo is made up of a radicle, an                   must have to stay alive.
     embryonal axis, and one or two                          The chemical reaction of photosynthesis
     cotyledons.                                              is: 6CO2 + 6H2O (+ light energy) →
                                                              C6H12O6 + 6O2
                                       MAJOR TYPES OF FRUITS
           Type                                 Definition                               Examples
  SIMPLE                  From a single pistil
  Dry Indehiscent         At maturity dry; does not split open
  Achene                  Close-fitting pericarp surrounding a single seed        Sunflower
  Grain                   Close-fitting pericap fused to a single seed            Corn, wheat
  Nut                     Thick, woody pericarp surrounding a single seed         Walnut, hazelnut
  Dry Dehiscent           At maturity dry and splits open
  Legume                  Pod that splits along two opposite sides                Beans, peas
  Capsule                 Fruit opening by several splits or pores                Cotton, poppy
  Schizocarp              Fruit splitting into 1-seeded segments                  Dill
  Fleshy                  Mostly fleshy at maturity; do not usually split open
  Drupe                   1- to 2-seeded; the innermost pericarp layer, stony     Plum, peach
                          and enclosing the seed(s)
  Berry                   1- to many-seeded; no stony innermost layer of          Tomato, grape,
  AGGREGATE               Formed by fusion of several separate pistils of one     Raspberry, cherimoya
  MULTIPLE                Formed by fusion of several separate pistils of         Pineapple, fig
                          several grouped flowers