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.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 1850 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.
'As a whole, however, it must be stated that the book is indispensable for all scientists who teach or do research in this expanding field. [...]t will be useful for many years since its contents will certainly not be outdated as rapidly as is common in fields such as molecular biology where the accumulation of knowledge is proceeding at an explosive pace.'
Journal of Plant Physiology (2002)