About Horticulturae


Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on all areas and aspects of temperate to tropical horticulture. It publishes original empirical and theoretical research articles, short communications, reviews, and opinion articles. We intend to encourage scientists to publish and communicate their results concerning all branches of horticulture in a timely manner and in an open venue, after being evaluated by the journal editors and randomly selected independent expert reviewers, so that all articles will never be judged in relation to how much they confirm or criticize the opinions of other researchers.


Major horticultural topic areas covering fruit, vegetable, ornamental, nursery and landscape, herbal, and spice crops including, but not limited to:

  • Organic production
  • Genetics, genomics, breeding, and biotechnology
  • Physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology
  • Plant interactions with pests and pathogens
  • Effects of abiotic stresses
  • Adaptation of horticultural species to climate change
  • Pre- and post-harvest quality
  • Nutritional and phytochemical composition
  • Product processing, storage, and transport
  • Propagation and seed production
  • Urban horticulture
  • Smallholder production systems
  • Precision horticulture and technological innovation
  • Modeling plant growth and productivity
  • Greenhouses and plant factories with artificial light
  • Reducing energy input in the production chain
  • Photovoltaic applications on horticultural crops
  • Horticultural biodiversity
  • Waste management
  • Economics and marketing
  • Perception of horticulture, outreach, and education

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© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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