Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series 24

Tropical Fruits Edition 2

Volume 2
December 2012
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  • Published
    18th December 2012
  • ISBN 9781845937898
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.5"
  • Images 76 illus

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.

1. Annonas: Soursop and Rollinia
2. Breadfruit, Jackfruit, Chempedak and Marang
3. Carambola
4. Durian
5. Guava
6. Mangosteen
7. Rambutan and Pulasan
8. Passionfruits: Yellow and Giant Passionfruit
9. Palm Fruits: Coconut and Salak
10. Tropical African Fruits: Tamarind, Marula and Ackee
11. Other Tropical Asian and Pacific Fruits: - Langsat, Santol, Wax Apple, Pummelo and Ambarella
12. Other Tropical American Fruits: Mamey Sapote, Chiku, Dragon fruit, Acerola and Naranjilla

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.