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Course Title: Home Fruit Growing AHT104

Home Fruit Growing AHT104

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Grow your own quality fruit! To pick and eat fruit from your own garden is a wonderful, healthy and satisfying experience. Expand your capacity to do just that on this course. From the outset, the course notes provided are only part of what you will potentially learn. The experiences you have through your set tasks can provide you with a range of varied learning experiences according to your own specific needs.

Course Structure for Home Fruit Growing AHT104

  1. Introduction
  2. Soils, site preparation & planning
  3. General Cultural Practices
  4. Tree Fruits
  5. Nuts and Vines
  6. Berries

Aims of  Home Fruit Growing AHT104

  • Contact Department of Agriculture in your state, to obtain all of the information you can within reason (eg: leaflets, booklets, details about advisory services etc) which relate to fruit growing
  • Select part of a home garden where the owner would like to grow fruit. Consider the good and bad points about the site and the suitability of different types of fruits to the situation
  • Take a sample of soil from an area you might consider growing fruit in. Using the method set out in the gardening manual provided with the course, name the soil
  • Look at the buds on the wood of three different species of fruit. Draw what you see, and label where you think the buds are fruit buds, and where you think they are vegetative buds
  • Observe the way in which fruit trees are trained or pruned in your locality
  • Visit a local hardware store, nursery or irrigation shop and look at drip and micro irrigation equipment which is for sale. Take note of the various components of these systems, how they fit together and how they work
  • Identify pests and diseases in a garden which you have visited
  • Select 4 different fruits from those you have read about which are grown in your area. For each one, research which varieties of that fruit are commonly grown, and why they are grown
  • Plan the development of a berry growing area for a backyard. Contact companies, visit nurseries and check the availability, quality and prices of berry plants you would like to grow on your site (or proposed site). Work with an imaginary site if you do not have a real life situation to deal with

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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