This is a comprehensive reference book of pomology at the organ, tree, and orchard level. It provides detailed information on propagation, root and shoot growth, rootstock effects, canopy development in relation to orchard design, flowering, pollination, fruit set fruit, growth,fruit quality factors and quality retention in store.It is written for fruit growers, extension workers, plant breeders, biotechnologists and storage and crop protection specialists, as well as for researchers and students of pomology and horticulture.
'... the principal strengths of the volume are in its encyclopedic treatment ...' Chemistry & Industry '... useful information for research and extension workers, plant breeders and teachers and students as well as interested fruit growers.' Journal of Agricultural Science '... an outstanding work ... clearly written, up-to-date, and covers an enormous amount of material.' Chronica Horticulturae '... this work represents a monumental achievement, which is likely to become a standard work in top fruit. ... comprehensive ... This volume fills the gap for a European textbook on this subject and includes molecular markers and biotechnology of apple and pear plus the latest references up to and including 2001. It will certainly serve as a good basis for lectures on fruit tree physiology for both students and lecturers alike.' European Journal of Horticultural Science