Olericulture and Pomology

Olericulture and Pomology

Olericulture

Olericulture is a branch of horticulture concerned with the production, storage, processing, and marketing of vegetables or the farming of plants for use of edible parts. It is the science of growing vegetables and non- herbaceous plants for food. It covers crop establishment, including cultivar selection, seedbed preparation and establishment of vegetable crops by seed and transplants.

Pomology

Pomology is the branch of botany that deals with fruits and cultivation of fruit. It is also known as fruticulture.

Pomological research is mainly focuses on the development, enhancement, cultivation and physiological studies of fruit trees. The aims of fruit tree enhancement include improvement of fruit quality, regulation of production periods, and production cost reduction. Those specialised in pomology are called pomologists.

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