Sun-Scorched, is a term employed by gardeners, to express a distemper affecting fruit-trees, in consequence of their sudden exposure to the heat of the sun ; so that the fruit becomes withered.

The trees, chiefly liable to such injury, are those placed in situations, which seclude them from the vernal sun; so that they cannot afterwards sustain its scorching rays during the summer. It may, however, be prevented, by planting fruit-trees in proper aspects; and, if such as are. affected be timely attended to, the disease may be removed by frequent and copious irrigation.