Sliced peach showing fleshy mesocarp
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Botanical Nerd Word: Mesocarp

Mesocarp: The middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit.*

The mesocarp is often the delicious fleshy part of the fruit, such as the edible portion of an avocado or the juicy flesh of a peach.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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