What is a fruit ? Describe various zones of fruit by taking any example of succulent fruit

morphology
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Fruit: It is regarded as a ripened ovary developed after fertilization.
Various zones of fruit:

  1. A succulent fruit like mango consists of pericarp and the seed.
  2. The pericarp is divided into three zones : epicarp, mesocarp and the endocarp.
  3. In mango, the outer skin is epicarp.
  4. The sweet, pulpy and edible portion is mesocarp.
  5. Endocarp is the innermost hard zone which encloses the seed.