Forget everything you think you think you know about fruit! Much of it is Fruits can be fleshy like tomatoes or peaches, or they can be dry like coconuts or peanuts. III. Here are some major fruit types that we eat: Fruit Type. Description. This is a simplified classification of major fruit types that follows most general The coconut is considered a dry drupe with a green, waterproof outer layer. A nut is technically also a fruit, but a very different kind than the coconut is. While the coconut has three layers around the seed, a nut only has one. At maturity.