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Tropical Fruits: Volume 1

Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture Volume: 20

By: Robert E Paull and Odilo Duarte

400 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Nov 2010 | Edition: 2 | #186881 | ISBN-13: 9781845936723
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NHBS Price: £44.99 $57/€53 approx

About this book

This book covers major tropical fruits such as avocado, litchi, mango, papaya and pineapple. Early chapters describe the tropics and its soils and deal with key issues such as tree management and postharvest handling, updated and expanded to include best handling practices and food safety issues and the way to address these issues in marketing. Following these are self-contained chapters on single fruits which provide in-depth studies of botany, areas of origin and distribution, descriptions of ecological requirements and world production and utilization of each fruit.


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Tropics, its Soils and Horticulture; 3. Cultivation; 4. Tree Management; 5. Postharvest Technology; 6. Annonas: Cherimoya, Atemoya and Sweetsop; 7. Avocado; 8. Bananas and Plantains; 9. Litchi and Longan; 10. Mango; 11. Papaya; 12. Pineapple.

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