I wanted to say, "Cut those trees down!" The drupes
posed a nuisance, and they contained an insidious poison.
However, the eriophid Acalitus orthomerus (Keifer, 1951) occurred in drupes
in greater quantity in Dec.
We treat the fruits of this group uniformly as drupes
with a single hard endocarp or "stone" (sclerocarp) representing one or more carpels, rather than speaking of multiple endocarps per fruit.
Olive trees can survive on minimal rainfall, although they do need strategic irrigation to produce plump and plentiful drupes
(the Reas use micro sprinkling and drip irrigation).
Mexican plums are drupes
of different shapes (oblong, round or oval), lengths (20-50 mm), masses (4-43 g) and colors (yellow, red, orange, purple), with thick fibrous endocarps and mesocarps of a palatable taste and flavor (LEON et al., 1990; MALDONADO-ASTuDILLO et al., 2014).
Only healthy olive drupes
, without any kind of infection or physical damage, were collected from ten different trees of comparable age and vigour, evenly spaced between them, within the same growing area.
coriaceum fruits are drupes
with up to four bulky seeds and are wrapped in a woody endocarp with thin spines and a whitish-yellow pulp.
100 randomly chosen drupes
were collected prior to harvest time.
We scooted backwards under the overhanging red drupes
and pulled the grasses up and around us to break up our outlines.
Effect of alternate chilling/heating on germination of fresh teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) drupes
without scarification of felty mesocarp.
(Yes, botany sticklers, neither peanuts nor almonds are technically nuts; the former are legumes and the latter the seeds of drupes
.) WhiteWave Foods (owner of the Silk brand) reports that US sales of its almond milk leapt 52 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.