Submitted by: Umar Shahid
The term is derived from the Latin words poma and logus. Poma means ‘fruit’ and logus means ‘study, knowledge or discourse’.
It can be defined as a branch of horticulture, that deals with the scientific study of fruit crops.
A pomologist studies and cultivates fruit. Pomologists with advanced degrees are often found in universities and in the horticulture industry in research, teaching, and extension positions, developing, breeding, and evaluating new varieties of fruits and nuts.