Seed Size vs Fruit Size
Is there a relationship between seed size and
This depends upon the type (species) of plant, whether its fruit
and seed sizes are responsive to resource availability (water,
soil nutrient availability, etc.) or not. For example, using
Google, and entering "correlation fruit seed size" you can find
many studies reporting their results about this.
Anthony R. Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden
Harvard University Herbaria
There is often no relationship between seed size and fruit size. If you
think about the purpose of the seed and the purpose of the fruit, and
how size affects each of those purposes, you can see why this is so.
Jim Tokuhisa, Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012