One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
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