Olericulture is the production of plants for use of the edible parts. Vegetable crops can be classified into 9 major categories:
Olericulture deals with the production, storage, processing and marketing of vegetables. It encompasses crop establishment, including cultivar selection, seedbed preparation and establishment of vegetable crops by seed and transplants. It also includes maintenance and care of vegetable crops as well commercial and non-traditional vegetable crop production including organic, sustainable horticulture, hydroponics and biotechnology.