In botany, a fruit tree is the underground stem-bearing structure typically found in flowering trees that is usually formed in the late ovaries after flowering. Typically, a fruit tree is tall and grows upright with a support structure at the top of the stems and branches. The fruit on a berry varies greatly in size and shape depending upon the species of the fruit tree. Some fruits have smooth outer skins whereas others have prickly or hairy outer skins.
Fruits are classified into three: fleshy, pungent and unripe. Fruits with hard and leathery outer skins are known as plump fruits while fruits that are very small in size and soft inside are known as nubbly fruits. Generally speaking, the size of the fruit matters more than the kind of it. A large ripe tomato is larger than a small ripe tomato while an apple is bigger than a grape.
On the other hand, seeds are small, round in shape, and are surrounded by a sheath when they are in the fruit’s flesh. Seeds are enclosed by a thin membrane called a pericarp that separates the seed from the rest of the pulp inside the fruit. When a fruit dries up, the pericarp rips open to reveal the seeds. This method of drying has made the procedure of seeds and seed oil much easier than what it used to be in olden days. With this discovery, the preparation of seeds and seed oil came about.
In a non-flowering plant, the process of drying requires only that the fruit be exposed to air and a little bit of water. Once the outer skin of the fruit gets dry, it can be easily pulled off the fruit by hand, using a fork or by using a knife. A pericarp is not used when removing a seed. The seed is handpicked out from the fruit and separated from the pulp using a fork. The seed is then placed inside a sack and is ready to be used.
In a flowering plant, on the other hand, the extraction of seed and the separation of the seed from the flower occur by a process called exposure to atmosphere. This means that a flower must be exposed to the air for at least several hours before any extraction takes place. After this period, the flower is pulled from its location and either taken to a local florist or put into a large container where a cold dark tank with water is placed inside. There it is left to dry for a few hours in order to fully dry out all of its parts, including the ovaries. The flower, after being dried out completely, is ready for use in making the finished product that we call perfume.
The process of extracting fruit from flowers can be very difficult for the less skilled florists. For that reason, many different flowers and fruit are blended together to make one single mixture that will create a more powerful aroma than could ever be created separately. This mixture is then shaped into small pellets and sent off to manufacturers who mold them into usable products. Perfume has been produced from all types of fruits and grains for thousands of years, and chances are that your favorite fragrance was created this way.