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Parts of the pome fruit are labeled on this apple
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In Botany, a pome is a type of fruit of a flowering plant. A pome is an accessory fruit composed of five or more carpels in which the exocarp forms an inconspicuous layer, the mesocarp is usually fleshy, and the endocarp forms a leathery case around the seed. However, outside of the exocarp is the most edible part of this fruit, derived from the floral tube (torus and other parts). An example of a pome is the apple. In this fruit, the exocarp roughly outlines what we call the core. The shriveled remains of the sepals and stamens can be seen at the end of an apple opposite the stem. A pear is another example of a pome.