Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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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 10 (Page no: 223)

Other African fruit: tamarind, marula and ackee.

This chapter on tamarind (Tamarindus indica), marula (Sclerocarya birrea) and ackee (Blighia sapida) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin and geographical distribution, environmental conditions for growth (soil chemical and physical properties, and climate), plant morphology (whole tree, flowers and fruits) and development (flowering, pollination, and fruit set, growth and ripening), cultivar development and selection, cultural practices (propagation, field preparation, transplanting and plant spacing, irrigation, pruning, and fertilizer application), diseases and insect pests, weed management (mainly through physical and cultural control), harvesting, postharvest handling, world-scale production, and utilization.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Annonas: soursop and Rollinia. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
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: 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.