drupelet


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a small part of an aggregate fruit that resembles a drupe

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An alternative, more parsimonious scenario is offered to explain the disproportionate presence of apparently parthenocarpic fig syconia and drupelets at these two sites.
Bakeapples (also known as bog-apple, yellowberry and cloudberry, particularly in Scandinavia, and baked apple berry), for example, composed of large drupelets or pericarps, have a form similar to raspberries and blackberries.
The second grow as composite drupelets, and include members of the genus Rubus, such as blackberry, raspberry and dewberry.
FOOD FACT Blackberries aren't actually a berry but a small group of fruits called drupelets, which are clustered together.
The drupelets which are blackish purple in the pink genotype and brownish yellow in the green genotypes are ready for harvest by April/May (3).
One last factoid: Hold a single raspberry and you're actually holding a collection of miniature, stuck-together fruits called drupelets, formed from individual ovaries within a single flower.