Pomes are a type of fruit. They are often good to eat and provide one with vitamins and minerals needed for good nutrition. The apple, pear, quince and hawthorne are pomes.
   The fleshy part which surrounds a core is the part of pomes that is eaten. The core is a compound of several carpels that have grown together. The carpel is the place where seeds develop. These fruits usually have many seeds. The seeds of pomes are sometimes called pips.