Course Code : ABF 216

Course Title : Pomology

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 2-2

Course Description:This course covers the major groups of fruit crops, including both deciduous (stone fruits,

Pome fruits) and evergreen (e.g. olive, citrus species) fruit crops that are being cultivated

in temperate climates. In addition, nut trees and small fruit crops are analysed, as well as species of , subtropical and tropical origin. The general outline of the topics analysed

per species is: Origin-spread, botanical classification, Economic importance applications,

Specific requirements for cultivation ( soil management, fertilization, pruning, thinning, irrigation), Climate and soil, Propagation (rootstocks), Pruning, Pollination, Fertilization, Fruit growth, Harvest, Cultivars, Pests, Diseases, Physiological disorders. The course includes

lectures and field trips.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Temperate Zone Pomology Physiology & Culture Third Edition – by Melvin Neil Westwood ISBN13: 9781604690705  ISBN10: 1604690704

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory