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Pomology - harvest, post harvest and plant breeding

This course targets those who want to learn more about fruit cultivation in Sweden, with a focus on cultivar identification, harvest, storage, market and plant breeding.

Fruit cultivation is important from a Swedish horticultural perspective and deeply rooted in our cultural history. During this course, you will get an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of fruit cultivation in Sweden. You will learn how to identify different fruit cultivars and how the development of cultivars is performed, as well as how fruit quality and nutritional content affect consumption and product processing. We will also discuss various factors that affect the quality of the fruit at harvest and during storage.

The subject of pomology is divided into two courses, one of which takes place in the autumn and the other in the spring. The idea is that you will be able to follow the value chain for Swedish-produced fruit during one year. However, the courses can be taken in an independent order. Both courses comprise online lectures and exercises.

Additional course evaluations for TD0015

Academic year 2021/2022

Pomology - harvest, post harvest and plant breeding (TD0015-10327) 2021-08-30 - 2022-01-16

TD0015 Pomology - harvest, post harvest and plant breeding, 7.5 Credits

Pomologi - skörd, lagring och förädling

Syllabus approved



Horticultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

The equivalence of general entrance requirements for higher education studies.





Formats and requirements for examination

Approved mandatory elements.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course is held at quarter speed over a semester.

Responsible department

Department of Plant Breeding

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Horticultural science
Course code: TD0015 Application code: SLU-10335 Location: Alnarp Distance course: Yes Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Plant Breeding Pace: 25%