Subject: Horticulture
Credit units: 3
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


Introduces fruit production on the Canadian prairies including: the role of prairie climate in large-scale fruit production; plant breeding and cold hardiness; flowering and fruit development; fruit growth, thinning and maturity indices; and harvesting techniques. This course discusses site selection, orchard establishment, planting, frost protection and briefly addresses pruning, grafting and post-harvest storage. Fruit crops include apples, plums, pears, strawberries, raspberries, currants and Saskatoon berries.

Note: It is strongly recommended that students first complete HORT 13. This course is part of the non-degree level Prairie Horticulture Certificate program and is offered online: (

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