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Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates

  • Amnon Erez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Isaac Klein, Steven A. Weinbaum
    Pages 77-100
  3. David H. Byrne, Wayne B. Sherman, Terry A. Bacon
    Pages 157-230
  4. Alan P. George, Amnon Erez
    Pages 231-265
  5. Roberto Hauagge, James N. Cummins
    Pages 267-303
  6. John E. Jackson
    Pages 305-342
  7. Garth S. Smith, Eric F. Walton
    Pages 367-379
  8. Darrell Sparks
    Pages 381-403
  9. Rebecca L. Darnell
    Pages 429-444
  10. James F. Hancock
    Pages 445-455
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 457-463

About this book

Introduction

As a member of the working group (WG) on "Temperate Zone Fruit Trees in the Tropics and Subtropics" of the International Society for Horticulture, I was aware of the lack of readily available information needed in many warm-climate locations where temperate fruit crops are grown. The founder of this WG, Frank Dennis, Jr. , was motivated to encourage knowledge transfer by sharing knowledge with many developing countries. We shared his drive and in presenting this book we believe we are doing a service to all persons interested in temperate fruits, but especially to those in tropical and subtropical countries, many of which are developing countries interested in growing these crops and lacking the knowledge needed. In this book, we have collected information covering a variety of different aspects of growing temperate fruit crops in warm climates. As this is the first time such an evaluation of these species has been done, interesting and novel aspects of tree development and fruiting are presented, with stress on elements like dormancy and irrigation that are not of such basic concern in the natural of the temperate zones. We are living in a transition age; horticultural studies habitat are changing and expertise such as can be found in the array of participants in this book is probably not going to be easily found in the future. I hope that this book will broaden our understanding of the fruiting Temperate Zone tree in general and of its adaptation to warm climates, in particular.

Keywords

crops development fertilization fruit growth plant temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Amnon Erez
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of HorticultureThe Volcani CenterBet DagenIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-3215-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4017-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3215-4
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