Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Tropical fruits, Volume 2.

Book cover for Tropical fruits, Volume 2.

Description

This book is one the 23 volumes in the Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series focusing on horticultural crops from major production systems in temperate, subtropical and tropical climatic areas. The first volume on tropical fruits presented the general aspects of tropical fruit production and covered the major tropical fruits in the international trade, such as banana, pineapple, pawpaw, m...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Annonas: soursop and Rollinia.

This chapter on soursop (Annona muricata) and Rollinia (R. mucosa) provides information on taxonomy, areas of origin and distribution, environmental requirements for cultivation (soil physical and chemical properties, rainfall, air temperature, light and photoperiod, and wind), morphology (flowers, stems and fruits), development (flowering, pollination, fruit set, and fruit growth and ripening), cytology (chromosome number) and genetic improvement, cultivar development, propagation (through seeds and clonal propagation), cultural practices (field preparation, transplanting and spacing, irrigation, pruning, and fertilizer application), bacterial and fungal disease management (mainly through cultural control), insect pest management (through chemical and biological control), weed management (through chemical, physical and cultural control), harvesting and postharvest handling, and utilization and processing.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Breadfruit, jackfruit, chempedak and marang. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 53) Carambola and bilimbi. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Durian. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 91) Guava. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Mangosteen. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 139) Rambutan and pulasan. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 161) Passion fruit and giant passion fruit. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 191) Palms. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 223) Other African fruit: tamarind, marula and ackee. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 255) Other tropical Asian and Pacific fruit. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 303) American fruit. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.