Fruit: It is regarded as a ripened ovary developed after fertilization.
Various zones of fruit:
- A succulent fruit like mango consists of pericarp and the seed.
- The pericarp is divided into three zones : epicarp, mesocarp and the endocarp.
- In mango, the outer skin is epicarp.
- The sweet, pulpy and edible portion is mesocarp.
- Endocarp is the innermost hard zone which encloses the seed.