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Volume 2 of this revised edition of Tropical Fruits examines the more specialist tropical fruits such as guava, durian, mangosteen, passion fruits and palm fruits. With growing interest in the cultivation, production, study, sales and marketability of these specialist fruits, this is a timely and informative book. Topics like botany, soil and climate requirements, cultivar development, world production and harvesting and postharvest handling are covered in-depth for each crop. This practical and accessible book is an ideal text for horticulture academics, researchers, extension workers, students, breeders, growers and policy makers.
Paull has been involved for over 30 years in research and teaching, and as a consultant to commercial companies, and national and international programs. His area of research interest is in the postharvest handling and storage of tropical fruits, vegetables and ornamentals with a focus on quality and postharvest life of tropical commodities that is determined in large measure by preharvest growing conditions and crop management. The research has lead to improvement in production practices, and the post harvest handling and marketing of these products. All the research has been done in conjunction and support of local industries and individual growers, shippers and markets.