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Fruit Breeding Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

Tropical Fruits
Second edition
by Jules A. Samson

Tropical Fruits is a major, definitive reference for professionals in this industry.

It deals with such aspects as:

  • Environment
  • Botany
  • Cultural operations
  • Crop protection
  • Harvesting

Tropical Fruits covers specific crops which are fully discussed in separate chapters. In each of the fruit chapters, the following topics are covered:

  • Taxonomy and morphology
  • Uses and composition
  • Origin, distribution and production
  • Growth and development
  • Ecology and physiology
  • Cultivars and cultivation
  • Diseases and pests
  • From harvest to consumption

Minor crops such as guava, soursop, nuts, figs and grapes are covered in a final chapter. Special attention is also given to crops that have more recently received wider international attention including feijoa, kiwi, passion fruit and litchi.

Contents Introduction

  • Definitions
  • The present state of tropical fruit growing
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Social and economic factors
  • Centers of tropical fruit research

Environment

  • Climate in relation to tropical fruit growing
  • Soils and fertilizers
  • Tropical vegetation

Botany of tropical fruits

  • Taxonomy
  • Morphology
  • Physiology
  • Breeding, selection and propagation

Crop husbandry

  • Cultural operations
  • Crop protection
  • Before and after the harvest

Citrus
Banana and plantain
Pineapple
Mango
Avocado
Papaya
The minor tropical fruits

Index

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Tropical Fruits
Second edition
by Jules A. Samson

2003 336 pages $219.95 + shipping
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