If you like the idea of planting an orchard or starting your own business – you should consider becoming a fruit farmer!

The Fruit production – Temperate Climate course covers all you need to know to grow healthy and abundant crops for commercial purposes. For a small or large scale operation this course will be beneficial to you.

At the end of the course you will learn how to market your business to provide the best profitability for your business.

The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1.  Introduction to Temperate Fruit Growing
  2. Establishing an Orchard
  3. General Cultural Practices
  4. Tree Fruits
  5. Vines, Nuts & Berries
  6. Citrus
  7. Cultural Management of a Fruit Plantation or Orchard
  8. Marketing Your Produce
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Identify different types of fruit crops, which can be successfully grown in your region.
  • Explain the nature of the fruit industry in your region (locality).
  • Determine the cultural requirements for different fruit crops.
  • Develop a plan for the establishment of an orchard.
  • Formulate appropriate methods for marketing specific fruit crops grown in your locality.
  • Develop a calendar for cultural management of a fruit plantation, or orchard.