Is a raspberry, blackberry, loganberry, strawberry, blueberry a true berry?
In a true “berry” the entire pericarp is fleshy, although the skin may be one or many seeded. For example grape, tomato, papaya, pomegranate, sapote, persimmon, and guava, are true berries. The banana and avocado fruits are often termed baccate (berry-like). [The banana fruit is a seedless, parthenocarpic berry developing without pollination and fertilization. Aggregate Fruits: Raspberries and Blackberries are not true berries but are classified as an aggregate of individual fruits – tiny, one-seeded drupes or drupelets. Logan berries are a variety of blackberry. Strawberries are aggregates of tiny, one-seeded achenes imbedded in a sweet, fleshy receptacle.