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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Orchard. In North America, the word orchard is applied to a plantation of fruit-trees. The orchard is one part of the typical American farmstead, comprising either a few trees for domestic supply in a regularly laid-out plantation or a larger area planted as a source of revenue. Commercial plantings of large extent are also made without particular reference to a homestead. Except in the warmer parts, the apple tree comprises the usual orchard planting. Plantations of bush-fruits are not known as orchards in this country. By custom, orchards of citrous fruits are usually called groves.

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