. Why is the apple referred to as a false fruit

Best Answer


  1. After fertilization, in a normal plant ovule forms a seed and the ovary becomes the fruit. 
  2. Fertilized ovary becomes fruit in the case of true fruits.
  3. False fruit is formed from another part of the plant except for the ovary such as the thalamus, calyx, and perianth.
  4. Apple is considered a false fruit because it is formed from the thalamus of the flower. 
  5. False fruit is also considered a pseudo-carp.

Final Answer-

Apple does not grow from the ovary. It is formed without fertilization.

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