Flora of New York/Glossary
A berry is a simple fleshy fruit (such as a grape or tomato) in which all parts of the fruit are edible.
A pome is a simple fleshy fruit (such as an apple or pear) with an inedible core containing the seeds.
A drupe is a simple fleshy fruit (such as a cherry, plum, or peach) that has a thin outer skin (exocarp) surrounding a fleshy mesocarp that surrounds a hard inedible pit (endocarp), which contains the seed. In aggregate fruits (such as raspberries), the individual sections are called drupelets.
- "Fruit Types" from S.J.Meades, D.Schnare, K.Lawrence & C.Faulkner. (2004 onwards). Northern Ontario Plant Database Website. Version 1, January 2004. Algoma University College and Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
- James D. Mauseth, University of Texas, Austin (2009). Botany, an Introduction to Plant Biology, Fourth edition. Jones and Bartlet Publishers, Sudbury Massachusetts. "Fruit Types and Seed Dispersal."