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1. A small fruit.
2. Botany A single member of a multiple fruit.


(Botany) a small fruit, esp one that is part of an aggregate fruit


(ˈfrut lɪt)

a small fruit, esp. one of those forming an aggregate fruit.
multiple fruit, fruitlet - The pineapple is termed a multiple fruit because it forms from the individual ovaries of several flowers; each raised button on its surface is called a fruitlet.
See also related terms for pineapple.
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Noun1.fruitlet - a diminutive fruit, especially one that is part of a multiple fruit
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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This happens naturally as well - it's called June drop - but if you want bigger fruit, remove some of the smaller fruitlets.
Effect of thinning blossoms and fruitlets on growth and cropping of sunset apple.
Be vigilant early on in the season, removing any infected fruitlets and clearing up any fallen ones and destroying them as soon as possible.
Another solution to biennial bearing is that after the June drop (which usually happens in July, when fruitlets fall from the trees), you should thin the fruits, removing at least half including the crowded, diseased and deformed and leaving only the best.
Apples that set large amounts of fruit suffer from a natural thinning-out that sheds excess fruitlets in something that is known as the "June drop".
The Fibronacci sequence is important in nature: it describes the branching in trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of an artichoke, the uncurling of a fern, and the arrangement of a pine cone.
Effort 2 Remove mini fig fruitlets to allow more fruits to form and ripen in time for the end of next year.
Their tiny eggs hatch when the fruitlets are minuscule, and the larvae produce winding scars under the apple skin.
The pineapple is a tropical fruit which is not actually just one fruit but a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core.
A Many fruit trees will drop a lot of developing fruitlets in June, a phenomenon called "June drop".
Subsequent to full bloom period, fruitlets or fruits were counted in 16 different dates from 03 June to 10 November in the first year, and in 24 different dates from 03 June to 11 November in the second year.
MAKE sure fruit trees and bushes have enough water while the fruit is setting, or fruitlets are often shed.