This book is an introduction to fruits and the plants they grow on. It describes what fruits are, where they grow, what they are for, and the variety of fruits around the world in different environments. It also introduces pollination, fruit growth and how fruit aids the dispersal of seeds. Following a look at how we use fruits (eg for cosmetics as well as for food), the book shows readers how to grow their own avocado plant. The book includes fruit fact boxes that highlight additional information, and a glossary and index. It is illustrated with full colour photos throughout.