HORT 272

Fruit Crop Production

Course overview

You’ll be introduced to the principles and practices of commercial fruit crop establishment and production, with a focus in important fruit crops and their management.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Fruit Crop Production, HORT-72

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $999.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principal issues in Aotearoa-New Zealand’s commercial fruit crop production.
  2. Understand specific features and characteristics associated with selected fruit crop plants and discuss how those features and characteristics influence the management and productivity of those crops.
  3. Grasp an understanding of pruning and training, fertilisation, irrigation, and plant protection for those crops.
  4. Explain the concept of fruit quality and when and how to harvest fruit crops including the determination of fruit condition and maturity.
  5. Execute commercial activities that are common when producing horticultural products, which includes seeding, potting, pricing, advertising and arranging plants for sale.

Course examiners

Jill Reader

Jill Reader

Senior tutor

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce