Many fruits come into season in the summer and fall, but you can enjoy beautiful and delicious fruits year-round with the help of these easy fruit-themed drawing tutorials.
You'll likely recognize most of the fruits listed below. We're not comparing apples to oranges, but what exactly is a fruit, anyway?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a fruit is "the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food."
But wait - isn't the tomato a vegetable? We often think of it that way because it has a savory rather than sweet taste. And it does fit the definition of a vegetable "a plant or part of a plant used as food." Of course, so do all the other fruits on our list!
Botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit because it is a fleshy plant product that contains seeds. We've also thrown in a few seeds that lack a fleshy covering - corn and acorns, for example.
Even though you normally wouldn't call them fruits, they're still part of the collective "fruitage" of your garden.
And finally, we'll present you with a cornucopia or "horn of plenty" to display this great bounty of edible plants.
How many of the following fruits have you tasted? Why not make an illustrated exotic fruit bucket list for your next art project.
"Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat." Despite what the song says, it's not impossible - you can make lemonade, a lemon pie, or use the lemon juice to add dimension to many, many recipes!
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? You know the answer. Pineapples are a sweet tropical fruit well known in Hawaiian cuisine. Did you know? you can grow a new pineapple plant from the green part on top.
Bananas are the only food that comes in its own wrapper! Until about a hundred years ago, bananas were not readily available in many parts of the world. They were a delicacy eaten by the rich. Remember that the next time you eat a banana!
Avocados are often used in savory dishes like guacamole. Did you know? You can grow an avocado tree from the large seed inside. Suspend it in a glass of water by sticking toothpicks into the sides of the seed. In a few months, the tree may sprout.
Tomatoes are a staple in Italian cooking and other cuisines, but this has not always been the case. Native to the Americas, the tomato was not known in Europe until the 1600s. Because of its red color and similarity to other plants, some people thought it was poisonous!
The cornucopia is a basket woven in the shape of a goat's horn, based on an ancient Greek myth. Overflowing with fruits, vegetables, and grain, it represents celebration and plenty during the time of the harvest.