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Horticulture is defined as that branch of agriculture concerned with growing plants that are used by people for food, for medicinal purposes, and for aesthetic gratification. [NALT]

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Floriculture is that branch of horticulture dealing with the production of field-grown or greenhouse-grown plants for their flowers or showy leaves. [NALT] [AGROVOC]

Fruit Crops

Fruit crops are those yielding fruits and berries which generally are characterized by their sweet taste and their high content of organic acid and pectin.

Urban Horticulture

The science and art of promoting the successful growth and development of ornamental plants, turf, vegetables and fruit in the urban environment.


Florida 4-H Exploration: Careers in Horticulture

4H438/4H438by Marguerite Beckford, Sarah Davis, Kristie Popa, and Marnie WardSeptember 14, 2023This publication highlights some of the many career pathways in horticulture. 4-H youth and 4-H club leaders can use the document to explore potential career interests. Written by Marguerite Beckford, Sarah Davis, Kristie Popa, and Marnie Ward, and published by the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension, September 2023.

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