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CABI Book Chapter

Almonds: botany, production and uses.

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This book, containing 20 chapters, deals with almond taxonomy, morphology, physiology, cultivation history, production, breeding (classical and molecular), cultivar development, genomics, pollen-style (in)compatibility, rootstock development, propagation, orchard management, environmental and water requirements, nutrition, diseases, pests, harvesting, chemical composition, marketing, processing an...

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Chapter 2 (Page no: 43)

History of cultivation.

This chapter presents the prehitoric evidence, historical and cultural references, as well as the old and new world dissemination of almond cultivation. The modern cultivation of the crop, with emphasis on germplasm evaluation and cultivar and rootstock improvement, is also described, focusing on breeding programmes in Mediterranean Region, California (USA), Eastern Europe and Asia. The wide cultivation of almond in the often severe environments from Central Asia to the Mediterranean was possible largely because of the genetic and associated developmental/physiological diversity promoted by this typically self-incompatible yet interspecies fruitful genus.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Taxonomy, botany and physiology. Author(s): Socias i Company, R. Ansón, J. M. Espiau, M. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 70) Production and growing regions. Author(s): Gradziel, T. M. Curtis, R. Socias i Company, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 87) Almond in the Southern Hemisphere. Author(s): Wirthensohn, M. Iannamico, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 111) Classical genetics and breeding. Author(s): Batlle, I. Dicenta, F. Socias i Company, R. Gradziel, T. M. Wirthensohn, M. Duval, H. Vargas, F. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 149) Molecular breeding and genomics. Author(s): Font i Forcada, C. Sánchez-Pérez, R. Eduardo, I. Wu ShuBiao Fernández i Martí, Á.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 168) Late-blooming cultivar development. Author(s): Dicenta, F. Sánchez-Pérez, R. Batlle, I. Martínez-Gómez, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 188) Pollen-style (in)compatibility: development of autogamous cultivars. Author(s): Socias i Company, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 209) Rootstock development. Author(s): Rubio-Cabetas, M. J. Felipe, A. J. Reighard, G. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 228) Propagation techniques. Author(s): Rubio-Cabetas, M. J. Felipe, A. J. Bordas, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 240) Orchard management. Author(s): Arquero, O. Jarvis-Shean, K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 254) Environmental requirements. Author(s): Alonso, J. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 279) Almond water requirements. Author(s): Doll, D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 291) Almond tree nutrition. Author(s): Muhammad, S. Saa, S. Khalsa, S. D. S. Weinbaum, S. Brown, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 321) Almond diseases. Author(s): Palacio-Bielsa, A. Cambra, M. Martínez, C. Olmos, A. Pallás, V. López, M. M. Adaskaveg, J. E. Förster, H. Cambra, M. A. Duval, H. Esmenjaud, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 375) Almond pests. Author(s): Zalom, F. G. Núñez, E. Baldwin, R. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 406) Almond harvesting. Author(s): Carbó, J. L. E. Connell, J. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 428) Chemical composition of almond nuts. Author(s): Kodad, O.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 449) World almond market. Author(s): Ryan, N. T.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 460) Processing and industrialization. Author(s): Verdú, A. Izquierdo, S. Socias i Company, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of California, Davis, California, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643540
  • Record Number
  • 20173201043