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The Peach

The Peach

Botany, Production and Uses

Edited by D Layne, Clemson University, USA , D Bassi, University of Milan, Italy

September 2008 / Hardback / 632 Pages / 9781845933869 £145.00 / €190.00 / $275.00
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Main Description

The Peach provides a comprehensive up to date reference work, summarizing our knowledge of peaches and their production worldwide and includes an extensive colour plates section. Chapters written by international authorities address botany and taxonomy, breeding and genetics of cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, physiology and planting systems, crop and pest management and postharvest physiology. The book also includes a contribution on the history of cultivation and production trends in China with historical references dating back to 1100 B.C for the first time in the English language.


This book will be of significant interest to those working in horticulture and botany.

Botany and Taxonomy

History of Cultivation and Trends in China

Classical Genetics and Breeding

Genetic Engineering and Genomics

Low-Chill Cultivar Development

Fresh Market Cultivar Development

Processing Peach Cultivar Development

Rootstock Development

Propagation Techniques

Carbon Assimilation, Partitioning and Budget Modeling

Orchard Planting Systems

Crop Load Management

Nutrient and Water Requirements of Peach Trees

Orchard Floor Management Systems

Diseases of Peach Caused by Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms: Biology, Epidemiology, and Management

Diseases Caused by Prokaryotes - Bacteria and Phytoplasmas

Viruses and Viroids of Peach Trees

Insects and Mites


Preharvest Factors Affecting Peach Quality

Ripening, Nutrition, and Postharvest Physiology

Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Peaches for the Fresh Market

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