Definition of fruit drop in US English:

fruit drop

noun

  • 1A fruit-flavoured piece of candy.

  • 2The shedding of unripe fruit from a tree.

    • ‘These losses would result from export sanctions, lost markets, treatment costs, reduced crop yields, deformities, and premature fruit drop.’
    • ‘They should be planted in the garden in a place where one doesn't mind the fruit drop, which can be prolific.’
    • ‘So on young trees, I think fruit drop is desirable.’
    • ‘In such cases, a pollinator can help reduce fruit drop.’
    • ‘Moreover, no fruit drop was observed during the course of the trial.’
    • ‘Too much or too little water can cause fruit drop.’
    • ‘Failure to prevent fruit drop with plant growth regulators can result in excessive fruit loss at harvest.’
    • ‘The orchard plants should be protected from high velocity winds which could cause damage to by uprooting the trees, breaking branches, causing premature fruit drop, erosion of top soil and evaporation of soil moisture.’
    • ‘The product may increase yield by reducing preharvest fruit drop and increasing fruit size of late harvested fruit.’
    • ‘In 1969, Crane claimed that fruit drop was a direct result of hormonal gradient of diffusate from the fruit.’
    • ‘If one uses fruit drop to assess the effects of a thinning treatment, it will take 14 to 21 days after treatment.’
    • ‘But fruit drop is common among citrus, and there's not much you can do but keep the trees healthy and keep stress at a minimum.’
    • ‘Overproduction can cause stress that triggers fruit drop.’
    • ‘Too much fertilizer, especially nitrogen, will cause fruit drop.’
    • ‘This type of fruit drop may occur in April or May.’
    • ‘Although the small fruit drop in June can be alarming, it's just nature's way of thinning the crop so the remaining fruit can reach full size.’
    • ‘Varieties that are susceptible to preharvest drop should be monitored to determine when fruit drop is beginning.’
    • ‘It is too much to ignore and I receive most of the queries about fruit drop during this period.’

Pronunciation

fruit drop

/ˈfro͞ot ˌdräp/