A non biology person is quite shocked to know that apple is a false fruit, mango is a true fruit and banana is a seedless fruit. As a biology student how would you satisfy this person.

C.B.S.E 2015


  • In apple the fruit not only develops from the ovary but thalamus also contributes to fruit formation. Such type of fruit is called false fruit.
  • In mango, fruit develops only from the ovary. Such type of fruit is called true fruit.
  • In banana the development of fruit takes place without fertilisation. Such type of fruit is called parthenocarpic fruit.

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