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One who owns or cultivates an orchard.
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(Agriculture) someone who manages or works an orchard
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(ˈɔr tʃər dɪst)

a person who owns, manages, or cultivates an orchard.
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a person who tends or cultivates an orchard.
See also: Agriculture
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We started to think: If [these trees] can thrive growing wild, what's their potential with a skilled orchardist?"
Showkat Ahmad Dar, an orchardist from Wangam whose annual turnover runs into crores says no official from the department show up in area.
Kristin Giammarco, NPS Associate Professor for Systems Engineering, compared using the software tool to an orchardist pruning branches of an apple tree to yield the best quality and quantity of apples.
Farmer Alan Hewitt, orchardist at the farm, began holding wassailing events five years ago with the most recent one taking place last weekend.
As an orchardist myself I knew first-hand that apple consumption had been declining for decades and obesity rates were on the rise.
Ian Sturrock, an orchardist who has worked to save the Bardsey Apple, was also at the demonstration to stress the importance of the black poplar trees on the site.
SALEM - The group Farmers Ending Hunger has lined up a large donation of cherries from a prominent orchardist in The Dalles.
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I recall such negativity from my days hanging around an Old Dalmatian orchardist at the foot of the Hills--silvereyes were the profanity he'd never otherwise utter, religious and alone in his shed.
Calvert, a noted Tasmanian yachtsman, orchardist and raconteur, commissioned Hobart-based naval architect Noel Jennings to design Huon Chief to the IOR rating rule, then used for ocean racing handicapping, including the Sydney Hobart Race and the One Ton Cup, regarded as the premier equal rating international event.
Sietsema is a decades-old family orchard transformed into a modern cidery by fourth-generation orchardist and cider maker Andy Sietsema.
"The days of the farmer, orchardist, business owner coming down and helping the community with a fire, then going back to work are pretty much gone," Burnett said.