fruit treefruit tree
a tree that bears edible fruit
- attributive form of fruit tree, noun.
- This applies even more strongly to conservatory borders and to forcinghouses than to the outside fruit-tree borders, because from these the natural rain supply is in most cases more distinctly cut off.
- Root-pruning is most commonly practised in fruit-tree cultivation.
- Fruit-tree borders should not be at all cropped with culinary vegetables, or very slightly so, as the process of digging destroys the roots of the trees, and drives them from near the surface, where they ought to be.