Litchi and Longan: Botany, Production and Uses

Litchi and Longan: Botany, Production and Uses

By: Christopher Menzel (editor), Geoff Waite (editor), Richard Litz (contributor)Hardback

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Litchi (lychee) and the related fruit longan are grown extensively in China and South-East Asia, as well as in Australia, Florida (USA), Southern Europe and Southern Africa. This book represents the only comprehensive, balanced and internationally focused publication on these fruit. It covers all aspects of production, from taxonomy and breeding, to propagation, flowering and fruit set, to diseases, pests and postharvest storage and processing. It also contains information on photosynthesis, productivity, plant-water relations and nutrition.

About Author

Richard Litz was the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor from 2001-2004. He was Associate Editor of the American Society for Horticultural Science (1986-1989), Managing Editorial Board, Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture (1998-present) and on the editorial board, Annual Reviews on Plant Biotechnology (1999-present). He is Professor Emeritus in the department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida, with a speciality in the biotechnology of tropical fruits.


1: Origin, history, production and processing, X Huang, South China Agricultural University, China, S Mitra, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India, S Subhadrabandhu, Katsetsart University, Thailand, R Ben-Arie, 2: Fruit Storage Laboratory, Israel, and R A Stern, Galilee Technology Center, Israel 3: Taxonomy, botany and plant development, S Subhadrabandhu and R A Stern 4: Propagation, S K Mitra, and P K Ray, Rajendra Agricultural University, India 5: Biotechnology, R E Litz, S Raharjo, K Matsumoto and Witjaksono, University of Florida, USA 6: Cultivars and plant improvement, C M Menzel, X Huang, and C Liu, South China Agricultural University, China 7: Flowering, T L Davenport, University of Florida, USA, and R A Stern 8: Fruit set, development and maturation, 9: Litchi, H Huang, South China Agricultural University, China 10: Longan, R A Stern 11: Fruit disorders, X Huang 12: Photosynthesis and productivity, C M Menzel 13: Plant water relations and irrigation, C M Menzel 14: Plant nutrition and fertilizing, C M Menzel 15: Pests, G K Waite 16: Diseases, L Coates, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia, E Zhou, South China Agricultural University, China, and C Sittigul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 17: Harvesting and storage, D M Holcroft, Dole Fresh Vegetables, USA, H Lin, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China, and S Ketsa, Katsetsart University, Thailand

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780851996967
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780851996967
  • ISBN10: 0851996965

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