Dr. Susan Pell, USBG Science and Public Programs Manager
Did you know that bananas and avocados are berries and apples are mostly non-fruit tissue? Join Susan as she discusses fruit structure and function. Take a tasting journey through fruit morphology as we explore the Conservatory's (and local grocery stores') bounty. Topics such as true vs. accessory fruits, fruit layers (pericarp), seed arrangement (placentation), and the evolutionary role of fruit will be explored and explained.
DATE: Thursday, February 22
TIME: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Tour meets in the center of the Garden Court
FREE: Pre-registration required