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…COMES FROM THE FEMALE PART OF THE PLANT. FRUIT FORMS AROUND THE GROWING SEED AND PROTECTS THE SEED. Click your mouse or press the space bar. Most fruits are grown on a woody plant, except strawberries. A fruit is the plant part you eat that contains the seeds. So eggplant, tomato, cucumber and zucchini are fruits. Click your mouse or press the space bar. Apples, bananas, oranges, apricots, pear, peach, cherry and small fruit crops such as raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, gooseberry, and strawberries are fruit. AND did you know that wheat, sunflower seeds, almonds, cucumbers, acorns, dandelion fluff, bean pods and the winged helicopters of maple trees are also fruits? The main function of a fruit is to spread seeds. Click your mouse or press the space bar. Pumpkin Flower After this plant is pollinated, the flower will protect the developing seed. Seeds grow within the walls of this flower. And sometimes these walls... ...Get thick, juicy and fleshy! On average, one bee will travel to over 1,000 flowers each day!!! Many plants would not be able to make seeds unless bees pollinated their flowers. Bees pollinate many crops that give us food! As soon as the flower is pollinated, a fruit begins to form. The petals will die as the fruit develops. Remember James and the Giant Peach The fruit will grow larger and form seeds. Banana Anyone? For more information read the Encyclopedia Bananica Peeled Look Inside... Strawberries are fruits that come from fleshy plants! See the fruits in this tree? Don’t eat these, found on the crab apple trees! These fruits are not for boys and girls, so let’s save them for the squirrels! These berries are for the Birds! The yellow golden flower blossoms toward the sun…this flower is part of the plant called? Check out the transportation that this fruit will have to its new home in the soil... Vegetables are plant parts you eat such as the stems, leaves, and roots. Carrots are vegetables. Click your mouse or press the space bar. What are Veggies? • root crops like potatoes, carrots and turnips • bulbs like onions and garlic • leaves like lettuce and cabbage • flowers like broccoli and cauliflower. • stems like asparagus, rhubarb In other words, things that do not contain seeds are vegetables in the botanical sense. Everything else is a fruit. Click your mouse or press the space bar.
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