Temperate and subtropical fruit production.
This book provides information on the wide variety of fruits that are found throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world and their cultivation. It encompasses both large-scale commercial operations and the needs of the enthusiastic amateur gardener. It is divided into two parts. The first examines the worldwide distribution of fruit, the effect of climate and the principles and general practices of fruit growing. In the second part, details covering all aspects of specific types of fruit are given. Written by leading experts with many years experience of researching and teaching horticulture, soil science, plant physiology, plant pathology and agricultural engineering, this book is essential reading for commercial fruit growers, students and lecturers in horticulture, and enthusiastic amateurs. It should serve as a basic undergraduate text in pomology.