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Introduction to Fruit Crops,9781560222590

Introduction to Fruit Crops

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/31/2006
Publisher(s): CRC Press
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"Introduction to Fruit Crops is a comprehensive, easy-to-use illustrated reference that provides essential facts on the world's top fruit crops. Each fruit is clearly reviewed through its taxonomy, origin, history of cultivation, production, botanical description, optimum soil and climate, harvesting, and postharvest handling. This introductory textbook includes detailed references and reading lists and is perfect for university libraries, plant science teachers and students, and avid gardeners."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Introduction to fruit crops and overview of the textp. 1
Almond (Prunus dulcis)p. 37
Apple (Malus domestica)p. 47
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)p. 65
Banana and plantain (Musa spp.)p. 75
Blackberry and raspberry (Rubus spp.)p. 89
Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)p. 105
Cacao (Theobroma cacao)p. 119
Cashew (Anacardium occidentale)p. 135
Cherry (Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus)p. 143
Citrus fruits (Citrus spp.)p. 157
Coconut (Cocos nucifera)p. 179
Coffee (Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora)p. 191
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)p. 209
Date (Phoenix dactylifera)p. 217
Grape (Vitis spp.)p. 229
Hazelnut or filbert (Corylus avallana)p. 251
Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia tetraphylla)p. 259
Mango (Mangifera indica)p. 267
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis)p. 277
Olive (Olea europaea)p. 289
Papaya (Carica papaya)p. 301
Peach (Prunus persica)p. 311
Pear (Pyrus communis, Pyrus pyrifolia)p. 325
Pecan (Carya illinoensis)p. 337
Pineapple (Ananas comosus)p. 349
Pistachio (Pistacia vera)p. 359
Plum (Prunus domestica, Prunus salicina)p. 369
Strawberry (Fragaria xananassa)p. 383
Walnut (Juglans spp.)p. 395
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