Category > General Science (Biology) - WBCS Previous Years Question

Q. Which one of the following is not a true fruit?

Answer : Apple
Explanation:

The true fruit can be defined as the fruit, which is formed from the fertilized ovary of the flower. Examples: Watermelon, lemon, cherry, blueberries are all examples of true fruits.

The false fruits can be defined as the fruit, which is formed from the ripened ovary along with some other parts of the flower-like the base or receptacle, the perianth, etc.

Examples: Apple, banana, cashews, strawberry, are all examples of false fruits. This is the reason why apples and cashews are called false fruits and not true fruit. Because these false fruits are formed the ovary along with other accessory floral parts