The mango is one of the oldest cultivated fruit crops, having been grown in India for at least 4000 years. Mango is the most important fruit crop of Asia and its annual production is exceeded worldwide only by musa, citrus, grapes and apples. During the last decade there has been a doubling of mango production as markets have been developed in Europe and North America, There is now substantial mango production in Central and South America, as well as an expanding industry in regions such as northern Australia, South Africa, Israel and southern USA.
This text addresses all issues related to mango biology, production and utilization. Written by leading research workers from USA, India, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, UK, France and Israel, it represents a standard work on the subject.
Botany, taxonomy and systematics; classical breeding and genetics; floral biology, pollination, fruit set and development; stress physiology; mineral nutrition; crop production; fruit diseases; foliar and root diseases; insect pests; propagation; biotechnology; postharvest physiology; postharvest technology; processing; fruit cultivar descriptors.