Plants for People: Tropical Fruits

TPSS 120D

Faculty:

H.C. Bittenbender

Goals:

To develop an understanding of the major tropical fruits crops, including recognizing the plants, flowers, fruits, stage when ripe, taste, history and production. Likely crops if available : Lychee, Rambutan Longan, Passionfruit, Breadfruit, Jackfruit, Guava, Strawberry guava, Starfruit, Banana, Pitaya, Dragon Fruit, Durian, Avocado, Mango, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Pomelo, Papaya, Pineapple, Peach Palm, Macadamia

Skills and knowledge to be acquired:

Recognize major tropical fruit crops as whole plant, fruit, and taste. Know how to select a ripe fruit and how to eat it. Know origin and production areas in today's world of major tropical fruit crops. Know basic production practices of major tropical fruit crops.

Pre-requisites:

Consent

Text(s):

None

Films and videos:

None

Field Trips:

None

Grading:

Attendance 15%
Quiz 60%
Final Exam 25%

 

Other:

Fruit tasting: Every session