What Fruit Is a Member of the Rose Family?

Apples, pears, peaches, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, quinces, apricots, and raspberries are fruits of the rose family. Fruits of the rose family typically have flowers with five petals centered around a cup that holds pistils and stamens.

Plants in the rose family mostly produce a dry seed, and there are some cases where the plant produces a false fruit. This occurrence is when the dry seed is enclosed with flesh that resembles a fleshy ovary, or fruit. Fruit is the result of the rose plants that do produce actual fleshy fruit around the seed. The strawberry is an inverted example of the dry seeds; the dry seeds stand outside of the flesh.