Exotic Fruits and Nuts of the New World

March 2015
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  • Published
    12th March 2015
  • ISBN 9781780645056
  • Language English
  • Pages 342 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures & line drawings

This is a major reference work on exotic and underutilized fruits and nuts of the New World. While many of these are well known in the local markets and in Spanish-language literature, they have rarely been brought to the attention of the wider English-speaking audience, and as such this book will offer an entirely new resource to those interested in exotic crops.

I. Botany
A. Introduction to family and brief description
B. Important genera and species – brief discussion
C. Areas of origin, distribution

II. Ecological requirement
A. Soil
B. Climate
1. Rainfall
2. Temperature
3. Light

III. General characteristics
A. Tree
B. Flowers
C. Flower Induction, pollination and fruit set: 1. Natural pollination; 2. Floral induction and fruit set by chemicals
D. Fruit: 1. Morphology; 2. Growth and development

IV. Cultivar Development
A. Genetics and Cytogenics
B. Problems in breeding
C. Selection and evaluation
D. Major cultivars

V. Cultural Practices
A. Propagation and nursery management: 1. Sexual; 2. Asexual
B. Field preparation
C. Transplanting and spacing
D. Irrigation practices
E. Pruning
F. Fertilization
G. Pest management: 1. Diseases; 2. Insect pests
H. Weed management
I. Orchard protection - Windbreaks

VI. Harvesting and Postharvest Handling
A. Harvesting
B. Post harvest treatments
C. Marketing

VII. World Production and Utilization
A. World production
B. Utilization, including nutritional principles

Robert E. Paull

Robert E. Paull graduated from the University of Sydney with a BS in Agronomy, was involved in cotton production research before going to the University of California in Berkeley for a PhD in plant physiology. He returned to Australia and carried out research on chilling injury of tropical plants before his appointment to the University of Hawaii to teach and do research on postharvest physiology and handling. He teaches plant physiology and provides guest lectures on postharvest physiology and handling in applied courses. His research focuses on the adaptation and application of technology to the improvement of postharvest handling in a integrated and systematic way. This research has lead to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 80 extension type articles. He is co-author on three books and has co-edited five including The Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts, published by CABI with Dr. Jules Janick.

Odilio Duarte

Odilio Duarte Emeritus Professor, graduated with BS from Universidad Agraria - La Molina, Lima, Perú, a MS in Horticulture from University of California - Davis, MBA from the Universidad del Pacífico - Lima, Peru and a Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences Cum Laude from Technische Universitaet, in Fruit Crop Production. He was Head of the Fruit Crops section, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana at El Zamorano, Honduras from 1989 to 2008 when he retired and returned to Peru. Prior to his years at El Zamorano, he was Professor and Head of the Fruit Crops Research Program Universidad Agraria, La Molina, Lima, Peru, has held a number of managerial positions in private industry, and has had numerous consultancy on tropical fruit production. At El Zamorano, he received several student awards for his undergraduate teaching. He is widely published in the area of tropical fruit production and propagation.