Tropical Fruit and Nut Production (HORT 352)
History, botanical relationships, climatic relationships, culture, management, and marketing. Excursions to various fruit orchards. Pre: Hort 262 or consent of instructor.
Tropical fruits and nut production class field trip to Waiakea Experiment Station.
Harvesting cherimoya and cashew fruits for tasting.
Sheldon C. Furutani, Ph.D. Prof. of Plant Science.
Office CAB 101A
Office hours by appt.
Office phone 933-0852
Class meeting times and location:
Lecture TTh 10:30 to 11:20 am, Lab. Th 12:00 to 2:30 pm CAB Rm 201.
History, botanical relationships, climatic requirements, culture, management and marketing.
some excursions to fruit orchards - weather permitting.
Nakasone and Paull. 1998. Tropical Fruits. CAB International.
Lecture topics *
- Flowering and Fruit set.
- Orchard layout
- Culture of the following crops:
- Others: Poha, kaki, and carambola.
- Plant propagation including seeding, cuttage, grafting and layerage.
- Pruning of orchard trees.
- Fertilization practices.
- Visitation to local orchards and experiment stations.
Assignments maybe also given on WebCT. Be sure you have a WebCT account. Details on the web site will be given later.