What makes a berry a berry?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what qualifies a berry?
While we've tended to define berries as any small edible fruit, the official definition of a berry is "a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary." By this definition, oranges, kumquats, blueberries, and even tomatoes can be considered part of the berry family.
Beside above, is Mango a berry? Berry A fleshy fruit with many seeds inside. The outside of the berry fruit may be soft or hard and leathery. (NOTE: a lot of fruits we call “berries” are not true berries – i.e. raspberries). Peach, cherry, coconut, plum, olive, mango, blackberries/ raspberries (aggregate drupes), mulberries (multiple drupes).
Keeping this in view, why is a strawberry not a berry?
Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds.
Why is a banana a berry?
Bananas Are Not Thought of as Berries However, botanically, these fruits aren't considered berries. That's because rather than developing from flowers with one ovary, they develop from flowers with multiple ovaries. That is why they're often found in clusters and categorized as aggregate fruit (3).