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The pineapple: botany, production and uses.

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Like the first edition, this second edition is intended to be an all-inclusive publication for those interested in pineapple production or just wanting to better understand the plant. This second edition builds on the accumulated experience of the first edition authors by including new authors from a wider number of producing countries, including new chapters and new developments and by taking adv...


Chapter 4 (Page no: 42)

Varieties and breeding.

This chapter describes the main and minor cultivars, as well as other species and botanical varieties, of pineapple. The genetics and breeding system, including cytogenetics, selection, and rogueing, are discussed. Considerations in hand pollination, seed handling, germination and nursery management are also mentioned.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) History, distribution and world production. Author(s): Leal, F. d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Morphology, anatomy and taxonomy. Author(s): d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C. Leal, F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Origin and evolution. Author(s): d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C. Duval, M. F. Leal, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Biotechnology. Author(s): Botella, J. R. Hamill, S. Ko HianLien Matsumoto, T. Souza, F. V. D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 105) Crop environment, plant growth and physiology. Author(s): Bartholomew, D. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 143) Cultural system. Author(s): Vásquez Jiménez, J. Sanewski, G. M. Reinhardt, D. H. Bartholomew, D. P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 175) Plant nutrition. Author(s): Vásquez-Jiménez, J. Bartholomew, D. P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 203) Organic production. Author(s): Soler, A. Reinhardt, D. H. Matos, A. P. de Pádua, T. R. P. de
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 222) Production for other uses. Author(s): Souza, F. V. D. Souza, E. H. de Sena Neto, A. R. Marconcini, J. M. Assis, S. A. de
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 233) Inflorescence and fruit development and yield. Author(s): Bartholomew, D. P. Sanewski, G. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 269) Pests, diseases and weeds. Author(s): Sipes, B. Matos, A. P. de
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 295) Postharvest physiology, handling and storage. Author(s): Paull, R. E. Chen ChingCheng

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Nambour, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393302
  • Record Number
  • 20183356186