Fruit Breeding, Tree and Tropical Fruits

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Jules Janick, James N. Moore
John Wiley & Sons, May 2, 1996 - Gardening - 632 pages
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This is the first volume in a three volume comprehensive reference work presenting detailed information on the breeding of horticultural crops. In a systematic way, the work presents: the history and commercial importance of each fruit, the origin and early development of cultivation, regional characteristics, breeding objectives, fruit characteristics such as color and shape, and disease resistance. Volume 1 deals with tree fruits: Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Banana/Plantain, Cherry, Peach, Pear, and Plum.
  

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Contents

Apricots
79
Avocados
113
Bananas and Plantains
167
Cherries
213
Citrus
257
Peaches
325
Ralph Scoria and Wayne B Sherman
441
Pineapple
515
Plums
559
Index
609
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Janick, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

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