The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - the Vegetable Kingdom
Chapter: Chapter 6: Plant Physiology

Metamorphoses of fruit

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1085. Metamorphoses of fruit are common both as to colour, flavour, size, smell, and structure; and this is not only the case with fruits, popularly so called, but with seeds and seed pods. In the garden pea, the parchment-like lining of the pod occasionally disappears, and the entire substance becomes a lax, cellular substance.