Which Ones Are Drupes?

Cherries (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

17 October 2021

In botany a drupe is a simple fleshy fruit that contains a single hard pit with a seed inside it.

Some of the photos in this article show drupes, some do not. Which is which?

White peaches with a cross section (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Black walnuts just fallen from the tree (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Avocado with a cross section (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
Green (unripe) and black (ripe) olives (photos from Wikimedia Commons)

Which are drupes? Leave a comment with your answer.

See the comments for the answer.

(photos from Wikimedia Commons; click on the captions to see the originals)

5 thoughts on “Which Ones Are Drupes?

  1. TIL that stone fruits are called “drupes” (what a word!) and that avocados are not drupes but everything else listed here is

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