Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001764

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 257
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course424

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the reasrch in bibliography of scientific publications and sources about fruit science.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. recognize the various fruit trees 2. understand principles and mechanisms underlying fruit tree physiology 3. learn key techniques and methods used for fruit tree cultivation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Fruit's importance in global and Greek level.Fruit trees and their parts. Τhe origin and distributoin of fruit trees. The taxonomy and the ecology of fruit trees. Frosts, acclimatization and frost protection of fruit trees. Propagation of fruit trees. Fruit tree rootstocks. Orchard design and planting establishment. Cultivation techniques and orchard management (irrigation, fertilization, pruning, training systems, fruit thinning). Fruiting organs and fruiting habit of major fruit. Pollination, fertilization, fruit set, fruit growth and development. Fruit ripening, maturity criteria and fruit harvest. Fruit storage.
Pomology, fruit tree physiology, fruit biology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work40
Student Assessment
80% written exams 20% laboratory exercises
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Βασιλακάκης, Μ. (2004). Γενική και Ειδική Δενδροκομία. Εκδόσεις: Γαργατάνη, Θεσσαλονίκη. 2. Θεριού-Δημάση, Κ., και Θεριός, Ι. (2006). Γενική Δενδροκομία: Μέρος Α’. Πολλαπλασιασμός και Υποκείμενα Οπωροφόρων. Εκδόσεις, Γαρταγάνης, Θεσσαλονίκη. 3. Δημάση-Θεριού, Κ., Τσιράκογλου, Β., Μολασιώτης, Α. (2008). Γενική Δενδροκομία, Μέρος 2ο. Φυσιολογία και Καλλιέργεια Οπωροφόρων Δένδρων. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Τμήμα Eκδόσεων.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Σφακιωτάκης, Ε. (1993). Γενική Δενδροκομία. Εκδόσεις: TypoMan, Θεσσαλονίκη. 2. Ποντίκης, Κ. Α (1997). Γενική Δενδροκομία. Εκδόσεις: Σταμούλη Α.Ε., Αθήνα.
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