615 pages, colour photos, b&w photos
&i;The Peach&o; provides a comprehensive up to date reference work, summarizing our knowledge of peaches and their production worldwide and includes an extensive colour plates section. Chapters written by international authorities address botany and taxonomy, breeding and genetics of cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, physiology and planting systems, crop and pest management and postharvest physiology. The book also includes a contribution on the history of cultivation and production trends in China with historical references dating back to 1100 B.C for the first time in the English language.
"The peach has, in this volume, been accorded a comprehensive and detailed coverage of the various aspects of its botany, breeding and cultivation. The editors have produced a unique and valuable reference work containing a wealth of information across all key areas of this fruit. It will be of great use to specialist researchers and libraries."--Experimental Agriculture
"A useful purchase for researchers, extension personnel, students, fruit growers, horticultural libraries, and anyone with an interest in this seductive and succulent fruit."--Journal of the American Pomological Society K Yes
"This book will be of significant interest to those working in horticulture and botany."--Fruits
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