What is an orchard?

Science for Youth April 28, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF
Washington navel oranges growing in Florida
(Image courtesy of USDA)

An orchard is a type of farm where fruits and nuts are grown on trees and shrubs. Examples of orchard fruits are apples, pears, oranges, bananas, and cherries. Examples of orchard nuts are pecans, walnuts, and almonds. 

Orchard activities include the following:

  • pruning the trees
  • picking the fruit and nuts
  • checking for insects (bugs)
  • replacing old trees with new trees

See also Agricultural Science!


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.