Introduction to Fruit Crops

Introduction to Fruit Crops
Author: 
Mark Rieger
Publisher: 
Haworth Press
Publication Date: 
2006
ISBN: 
1–560–22259–x

Paper, 462 p., $59.95

International in scope, this comprehensive reference to the major fruit crops of the world provides essential information about temperate, subtropical, and tropical fruit species. Well-organized and illustrated, each chapter contains a review of the taxonomy, origin, history, production, harvesting, and post-harvest handling of each crop. Educator and researcher Mark Rieger, a specialist in these crops, has certainly achieved his goal in this ambitious undertaking. The book is easy to read and most suitable as a student textbook, library reference, or resource for commercial growers and those in the food industry. It will also fascinate home gardeners.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
9
Number: 
3