Department of Horticulture
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Course Title: Fruit Production
Course Code: HRT 426, Credit: 3 (2+1)
Level- 4, Semester- 2
Introduction to Fruit Production in Bangladesh: Background, importance in human nutrition and economy, present status, classification and ecology of fruit plants in Bangladesh and fruit growing regions of the world
Propagation of Fruit Plants: Methods of vegetative propagation, stionic relationship and incompatibility, micropropagation and its principles, stages and techniques. Apomicxis, types and its significance, polyembryony
Orchard Development and Management: Planting plans and orchard management practices. Training and pruning, bearing habit, unfruitfulness- causes and remedies; use of growth regulators in fruit industry
Development and physiology of fruits: Flowering, pollination, fertilization, fruit set, growth, development, parthenocarpy and seedlessness
Production Technology of the Following Fruits: Banana, pineapple, papaya, mango, jackfruit, coconut, guava, litchi, jujube, citrus fruits and minor fruits
Post-harvest Management of Fruits: Factors affecting shelf life of fruits, factors for extension of shelf life, causes of spoilage of fruits and remedies, maturity and ripening, changes of fruits during ripening, post-harvest factors affecting quality of fruits: grading, packaging, transport and marketing
01. Identification of common fruit plants in Bangladesh
02. Propagating materials of banana and pineapple
03. Bearing habit of fruit plants
04. Morphological study of fruit plants
05. Practicing contact grafting in mango plant
06. Practicing veneer grafting in mango plant
07. Practicing patch budding in jujube plant
08. Visit to fruit research or processing centre
09. Study on different planting systems
10. Establishment of a fruit nursery
11. Determination of cost benefit ratio of banana and pineapple
12. Packaging of perishable and non-perishable fruits
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03. S. P. Singh. 1995. Commercial Fruits. Kalyani Publishers, NewDelhi, India.
04. S. Bhatti and U. Verma. 1995. Fruits and Vegetables Processing. CBS Publishers and Distributors, NewDelhi, India.
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09. R. Brian How. 1990. Marketing of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Van Nostrand, Reinhold, New York.
10. K. C. Talukdar and B. C. Bhowmic. 1990. Marketing of Perishable Products. D. K. Publishers Distributors (P) Ltd., Delhi, India.