soft fruit


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soft fruit

n
(Botany) Brit any of various types of small edible stoneless fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, and currants, borne mainly on low-growing plants or bushes

soft fruit

- Fruit that grows on bushes, such as berries, strawberries and currants, as contrasted with top fruit.
See also related terms for strawberries.
Translations

soft fruit

n (Brit) → frutti mpl di bosco
References in classic literature ?
Once he crossed the trail of Numa, the lion, pausing for a moment to hurl a soft fruit at the snarling face of his enemy, and to taunt and insult him, calling him eater of carrion and brother of Dango, the hyena.
It also foresees a slump in Government revenue from income tax, corporation tax and National Insurance, falling soft fruit consumption, less soft fruit being grown in the UK and growers going out of business.
Pull it together Drape net curtains over your soft fruit bushes to prevent birds from stripping the plants bare.
Soft fruit growers in the UK are expecting bumper crops this year, following the sunniest winter in the 80 years since records began, it was reported on Monday.
MAKES ONE 900G LOAF OR 20CM ROUND CAKE INGREDIENTS Oil or butter for greasing Semolina or plain flour, for dusting 2 eggs 180g caster sugar 200g plain yoghurt 2 tsp baking powder 200g plain flour A few drops of vanilla extract 300g stoned cherries Icing sugar, for dusting TIP You can use pretty much any soft fruit for this - blackberries and raspberries are lovely too.
Projects discussed this year look at the effect of climate change on blackcurrants and combining bio-pesticides and bio-control to protect soft fruit from pests and disease.
As I have designated more and more raised beds to cut flowers over their main function - growing vegetables - perhaps my daffodils could go around the edge of the soft fruit bed where the fertile soil will suit them perfectly.
SOFT ON FRUITS: We love soft fruit and there''s no better way to send our girls back home after they visit us than with a few raspberries, goosegogs or strawberries.
DIARY A battle for the borders SOFT ON FRUITS: We love soft fruit and there''s no better way to send our girls back home after they visit us than with a few raspberries, goosegogs or strawberries.
SOFT ON FRUITS: We love soft fruit and there's no better way to send our girls back home after they visit us than with a few raspberries, goosegogs or strawberries.
When it comes to delicious soft fruit, we couldn't be in a better place.
Plot-holders are better off looking at soft fruit because it takes up less space than fruit trees and is easier to manage and pick," says Mike Thurlow, horticultural adviser to the National Allotment Society, which is running this year's National Allotments Week campaign with Kelly's of Cornwall.