Last Updated: January 24, 2017

Definition - What does Pomology mean?

Pomology is the science of growing fruit. It is a branch of botany devoted to the study and cultivation of fruit.

Pomology is so important to the production of fruit that the United States USDA established a division of pomology in 1886.

MaximumYield explains Pomology

Pomology is instrumental to the cultivating of fruit, developing new or improved varieties, developing disease-resistant fruit, and discovering new pruning or grafting techniques. An important part of fruit cultivation for centuries, pomology enhances fruit quality, extends the production season and develops new methods to decrease costs.

Through pomology, peaches have been bred that can tolerate colder temperatures, and produce larger and juicer fruits with higher yields.

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