Fruit Production (University of Saskatchewan)

30 hours | Online | Term 2 | $520

Course topics include: role of prairie climate in large-scale fruit production; plant breeding and cold hardiness; flowering and fruit development; fruit growth, thinning and maturity indices; harvesting techniques; and concepts of postharvest storage are briefly discussed. In addition, site selection, orchard establishment, planting, and frost protection are addressed. Pruning & grafting are also covered. Fruit crops include apples, plums, pears, strawberries, raspberries, currants and saskatoon berries.

Required Text & Materials: No Required Text

Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that students complete Applied Botany before registering for Fruit Production.

Recommended Text:

  • Bors, Bob and Matthews, Linda. Dwarf Sour Cherries: A Guide for Commercial Production. 2004. ISBN: 978-0-88880-492-1. Approximate cost: $18.00 + GST
  • Saskatoon Berry Production Manual. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Spencer, Robert et al. 2013. 9780773261013, Approximate cost:  $15 + GST

To order the textbook call the U of S Bookstore at 306.966.4465 or 1.888.214.8888 or order online at