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This is the first volume in a three volume comprehensive reference work presenting detailed information on the breeding of horticultural crops. In a systematic way, the work presents: the history and commercial importance of each fruit, the origin and early development of cultivation, regional characteristics, breeding objectives, fruit characteristics such as color and shape, and disease resistance. Volume 1 deals with tree fruits: Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Banana/Plantain, Cherry, Peach, Pear, and Plum.
Apples (J. Janick, et al.).
Apricots (R. Layne, et al.).
Avocados (B. Bergh and E. Lahav).
Bananas and Plantains (P. Rowe and F. Rosales).
Cherries (S. Brown, et al.).
Citrus (R. Soost and M. Roose).
Peaches (R. Scorza and W. Sherman).
Pears (R. Bell, et al.).
Pineapple (F. Leal and G. d'Eeckenbrugge).
Plums (W. Okie and J. Weinberger).