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Durian King of Tropical Fruit

By: S Subhadrabandhu and S Ketsa
178 pages, Col plates, b/w illus, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: CABI Publishing
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  • Durian ISBN: 9780851994963 Paperback Aug 2001 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Provides information on the biology, propagation and use of the fruit, and descriptions of the scientific basis of production practices and orchard management, as well as post-harvest processing.


History, area of origin, nomenclature and genetic diversity; areas of production and economic importance; morphology, genetics and cultivars; physiology and ecology; propogation; orchard establishment, training and pruning; nutritional requirements and fertilization; irrigation requirements and techniques; other production practices; physiological disorders and non-pathogenic diseases; pests and diseases; pests and disease; cost and returns of durian production; post-harvest technology; durian products; marketing.

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By: S Subhadrabandhu and S Ketsa
178 pages, Col plates, b/w illus, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: CABI Publishing
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"Gathers available information on the durian fruit of Southeast Asia, which is known for its nutritional flesh, thorny appearance, and strong odor. The authors (Kasetsart University, Thailand) review the fruit's history, areas of production, phenological development, techniques for propagation and pruning, orchard pests, post-harvest technology, products made from the fruit, and its marketing in various countries. Eight pages of color photographs are provided at the end."--SciTech Book News

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