Definition of in fruit in US English:

in fruit

phrase

  • (of a tree or plant) at the stage of producing fruit.

    • ‘If you plant an apple tree or a lemon tree, you know it'll be in fruit at a certain time.’
    • ‘Opuntia humifusa, which we'd seen flowering in June, was in fruit, as was Lechea mucronata.’
    • ‘Seven plants were observed in fruit on the date of collection.’
    • ‘The secret to telling these two trees apart, when not in fruit, is to examine the leaves.’
    • ‘The tree is in fruit from October to April, which corresponds with the great greens' breeding season.’
    • ‘The plants were in fruit on this date, and some showed signs of seed predation.’