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 12 (Page no: 303)

American fruit.

This chapter on mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota), chiku or sapodilla (Manilkara zapota), pitaya or dragon fruit (Hylocereus sp.), acerola (Malpighia emarginata) and naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) from tropical America covers the following: taxonomy, areas of origin and distribution, environmental requirements for cultivation (climate, and soil chemical and physical properties), plant morphology (whole plant, flowers and fruits) and development (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, harvesting, postharvest handling, 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: 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.