Litchi and Longan

Botany, Production and Uses

March 2005
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    8th March 2005
  • ISBN 9780851996967
  • Language English
  • Pages 336 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Litchi (lychee) and the related fruit longan are grown extensively in China and South-East Asia, as well as in Australia, Florida (USA), Southern Europe and Southern Africa. This book represents the only comprehensive, balanced and internationally focused publication on these fruits. It covers all aspects of production, from taxonomy and breeding, to propagation, flowering and fruit set, to diseases, pests and postharvest storage and processing. It also contains information on photosynthesis, productivity, plant-water relations and nutrition.

"This book is an excellent source book for all those involved in litchi and longan research and production. Those with special interest in these two crops will find this a very fine addition to their personal libraries."

- Chronica Horticulturae

"The acquisition of this book by researchers will undoubtedly provide them with great enthusiasm and a clear insight into the development of future research."

- Experimental Agriculture

* Origin, history, production and processing
* Taxonomy
* Propagation
* Biotechnology
* Cultivars and plant improvement
* Flowering
* Fruit set, development and maturation:
* Fruit disorders
* Photosynthesis and productivity
* Plant water relations and irrigation
* Plant nutrition and fertilizing
* Pests
* Diseases
* Harvesting and storage, D M Holcroft, Dole Fresh Vegetables

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