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Fruit Production Warm Climate BHT217 Course Online

Tropical Fruit Production Course Online

Fruit growing in tropical and sub-tropical climates

This tropical fruit production course is similar to the temperate fruit course, but adapted to cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. The course includes sections on Avocados, Pineapples, Macadamias, Paw Paws and Cashews.  If you’re dreaming of a tree change to a tropical fruit farm, you already work with tropical fruits or just want to grow some this course is for you.

  • Learn more about warm climate fruit production.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Work with highly experienced and qualified tutors

Course 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.

Course Outline

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

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Tropical Fruit Production Course Online

    Fruit growing in tropical and sub-tropical climates

    This tropical fruit production course is similar to the temperate fruit course, but adapted to cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. The course includes sections on Avocados, Pineapples, Macadamias, Paw Paws and Cashews.  If you’re dreaming of a tree change to a tropical fruit farm, you already work with tropical fruits or just want to grow some this course is for you.

    • Learn more about warm climate fruit production.
    • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
    • Work with highly experienced and qualified tutors

    Course 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.

    Course Outline

    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

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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