You Can Eat It! The Sweet Ones

The Sweet Ones are generally fruits that we can eat raw, and are filled with yummy sugary goodness. Fruits have evolved over time as a reward for birds and mammals that help to disperse the seeds hidden within.

Grapes

Grapes

Grapes (Genus Vitis ) Grapes are a vine plant of the Northern Hemisphere now grown worldwide for their sweet fruits, which are often fermented into wine. Originally from Western Asia, they have been cultivated for winemaking for almost 8,000 years....
Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries (Genus Fragaria) Strawberries are small ground plants that send out runners to sprout in new areas. The tightly clustered fruits make a single, delicious unit. They are mostly native to the Northern Hemisphere, but today's commercial...
Cherries

Cherries

Cherries (Genus Prunus , species avium ) Cherries are sweet fruits with a stone seed from Northern Hemisphere trees. They have been eaten since before recorded history- their red colour and delicious taste is an evolutionary technique for the plant...
Apples

Apples

Apples (Genus Malus species domestica) Apples are descended from a Central Asian tree, and are a globally common crop. They have been cultivated since before recorded history. Commonly appearing in ancient myths and legends, they are a classical ...
Apricots

Apricots

Apricots (Genus Prunus species armeniaca) Apricots are an Asian tree with a tart, sweet fruit, originating in China and cultivated extensively in Armenia. Apricots are one of the highest- altitude fruit crops, and can be found far above the forest...
Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants (Genus Ribes species nigrum ) Blackcurrants are Eurasian shrubs with a tart fruit. It was first cultivated in Russia at least a thousand years ago. It was an essential source of vitamin C in 1940s Britain, and the rise of blackcurrant...
Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries (Genus Vaccinium) Blueberries are Northern Hemisphere shrubs found in many environments with sweet, tangy fruits. The commercially grown variety comes from eastern North America. The first blueberries in Australia were brought in the 1950s,...
Raspberries

Raspberries

Raspberry (Genus Rubus) Raspberries are viney, thorned shrubs found worldwide with edible clusters of fruit. The thickets of brambles caused by raspberry plants can be absolutely impenetrable to the pedestrian. Russia, Poland, and Serbia are the...

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