Guide to Cultivated Plants

July 2008
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    28th July 2008
  • ISBN 9781845933562
  • Language English
  • Pages 496 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images color illus

Representing almost 80 years of combined experience, Guide to Cultivated Plants includes concise textual descriptions and attractive full-color illustrations of over 300 crop species. These comprise 11 commodity groups ranging from vegetables, both horticulture and forages species, and arable crops to the major fruits and plantation crops. All major cultivated plants from temperate, Mediterranean and tropical climates are covered and the morphology, botany, ecology, agronomy and use of cultivated crops is fully discussed.

"[A]n attractive volume with a high content of useful information."


BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO: Cocoa, Coffee, Tea, Tobacco

Fruits: Apple, Avocado, Banana, Cherry, Citrus, Grape, Mango, Papaya, Peach and apricot, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Ribes fruits, Rubus fruits and Strawberry
Nuts: Almond, Cashew, Hazel, Pistachio, Sweet chestnut and Walnut

FIBRE CROPS: Cotton, Flax, Hemp, Jute and Sisal
FORAGES: Forage grasses, Forage legumes: Temperate, Forage legumes: Tropical
OIL CROPS: Castor bean, Coconut, Groundnut, Oil palm, Olive, Rapeseed, Safflower, Sesame and Sunflower
PROTEIN CROPS: Chickpea and pigeonpea, Faba bean, Pea and lentil, Phaseolus beans, Soybean and Vigna beans
SPICES AND FLAVOURINGS: Bay laurel, Cinnamon and cassia, Clove, Ginger, Hop, Labiate herbs Mustards and horse radish, Nutmeg, Pepper and Umbellifer herbs
STARCH CROPS: Cereals, Barley, Maize, Millets, Oat, Pseudo cereals, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Wheat, Root and tuber crops, Cassava, Potato, Sweet potato, Yams, Minor tropical starch crops, Plantain and enset, Sago palm, Taro and tannia
SUGAR CROPS: Sugar beet, Sugar cane
VEGETABLES: Allium crops, Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Brassicas; European, Brassicas; Oriental Capsicum peppers, Carrot, Chicory and endive, Cucurbits, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, kankong, Ceylon spinach, Radish and cress, Spinach and Tomato

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