Fruit Production Warm Climate


Fruit Production Warm Climate

Fruit Production Warm Climate BHT217
 
Course Code BHT217
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

Become an Expert in Growing Tropical Fruits in warm climates or in protected places such as a greenhouse.

  • Learn to establish & manage commercial fruit production for warm climates.
  • Discover the huge variety of fruits that are grown in warm climates (hundreds)
  • Explore how many can be adapted to cooler climates -if nothing else, as container or greenhouse plants
  • As an amateur, follow a passion
  • As a professional -extend your plant skills 

This is a course for the hobby farmer or home owner striving for self sufficiency, through to the commercial fruit farmer or their staff.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction To Warm Climate Fruit Growing
    • Deciding what to grow
    • Where to get helpful informationm and start networking
    • Scope of Warm Fruit Growing -Review of main groups: Citrus, Berries, Nuts, Vines, Other fruits.
    • Understanding plant naming
    • Review of tropical fruit families:Anacardiaceae, Annonaceae, Apocynaceae, Bombaceae, Bursaraceae, Ebenaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Flacourtiaceae, Guttiferae, Lauraceae, Lecythidaceae, Malpighiaceae, Meliaceae, Moraceae, Musaceae, Myrtaceae, Oxalidaceae, Palmae, Pasifloraceae, Proteaceae, Rhamnaceae,Rubiaceae,Rutaceae, Sapindaceae.
    • The botany of a fruit
    • Types of Fruits
  2. Establishing An Orchard
    • Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard
    • Site considerations -choosing a site
    • Understanding Soils and Nutrition
    • Soil Testing
    • Several warm climate fruits are then reviewed including: Avocado Banana, Citrus, Cocao, Coffee, Macadamia and Paw Paw
  3. General Cultural Practices
    • Fertilsers and Nutrition
    • Pest and Disease -determining and managing problems
    • What problems occur on what fruit plants
    • Weed control
    • Frost and sun protection
    • Drainage
    • Pruning
  4. Tree Fruits
    • Avocado
    • Banana
    • Star Fruit (Carambola)
    • Custard Apple
    • Durian
    • Jackfruit
    • Lychee
    • Mango
    • Mangosteen
    • Rambutan
    • Sapodila
    • White Sapote
    • Paw Paw
  5. Nuts, Vines and Berries
    • Strawberry
    • Solanum
    • Pepino
    • Tamarillo
    • Lilly Pilly
    • Passionfruit
    • Coconut
    • Macadamia
    • Peanut
    • Pecan
    • Pistacio
    • Cashew
    • Brazil Nut
  6. Citrus and other Fruits
    • Suitability to different climates.
    • Grapefruit
    • Mandarin
    • Tangelo
    • Sweet Orange
    • Meyer Lemon and other Lemons
    • Limes
    • Figs
    • Olives
    • Guava
    • Pineapple
    • Pomegranate, Persimmon, Quandong etc
  7. Cultural Management Of A Fruit Plantation or Orchard
    • Flow charting a crop
  8. Marketing Your Produce
    • Considering marketing options
    • Market Research
    • Maintaining marketing standards and selling

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims:

  • Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in a specific region.
  • Explain the nature of the fruit industry in a specific region.
  • Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops.
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  • Formulate appropriate methods for marketing specific fruit crops grown in your locality.
  • Develop a calendar for cultural management of a fruit plantation, or orchard.

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