This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive review of this increasingly important crop. It covers research and production practices from around the world, including all of the major avocado growing regions. Topics include history and distribution; botany and taxonomy; climate and soil requirements; ; genetics, breeding, and biotechnology; cultivars and rootstocks; ; flowering, pollination, fruit set, and development; pests and diseases; and harvest and postharvest technology.
Acquired Reading. Since the 1980s, avocado has become an important crop in many tropical and subtropical regions. Our family commercially grew Hass, Fuertes and other avocados in California.
This is a comprehensive volume on avocados, providing a review of research and production practices on a worldwide scale. The publication is written by contributors from major avocado producing countries.
The contents list History and distribution of avocado; botany and taxonomy; climate and soil, ecophysiology; genetics, breeding and biotechnology; cultivars and rootstocks, propagation; flowering, pollination, fruit set and development; orchard design and management; pests and diseases; harvesting, postharvest technology.