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Definition and Branches of Horticulture

Definition of Horticulture:

Horticulture may be broadly defined as the Science and art of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers and crops like spices condiments and other plantation crops.

It is a science of cultivation of Garden plants.

The word Horticulture in derived from the Latin word Hortus meaning enclosure (garden) and culture - meaning, cultivation,. Thus Horticulture mans culture or cultivation of garden crops.

Branches of Horticulture:

Horticultural Science is the most distinct branch of Agricultural Sciences and call be divided into four different branches as follow.

A) Main Branches:

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It deals with cultivation of fruit crops.



It deals with cultivation of vegetable crops



It deals with cultivation of ornamental flowers and land scaping.


Fruit and
vegetable preservation

It deals with the principles of fruit and vegetable preservation.

B) Sub Branches:

1.  Plantation and Medicinal plants.

2. Ornamental Gardening

3. Landscape gardening and

4. Nursery plant production

Current Category » Introduction to Horticulture