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    Durian: King of Tropical Fruit (Paperback) By (author) Suranant Subhadrabandhu, By (author) S. Ketsa

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    DescriptionDurian is extensively grown in tropical regions, the major producers being Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. The tree is also grown in northern Australia, some South American countries and in Africa. Although to many novices its smell is notoriously offensive, its taste can become a passion and it's is one of the most popular fruits in South-East Asia. To quote the 19th-century naturalist, A.R. Wallace: "To eat durian is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience". This book is a comprehensive scientific volume on this "king of tropical fruit". It provides information on the biology, propagation and use of the fruit, and descriptions of the scientific basis of production practices and orchard management, as well as post-harvest processing.

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    King of Tropical Fruit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suranant Subhadrabandhu, By (author) S. Ketsa
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780851994963
    ISBN 10: 0851994962

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    BIC E4L: GAR
    BIC subject category V2: TVK, TVS
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27650
    BIC subject category V2: TVQ
    BISAC V2.8: SCI073000
    DC21: 634.6
    Thema V1.0: TVK, TVS, TVQ
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations(some col.), maps
    CABI Publishing
    Imprint name
    CABI Publishing
    Publication date
    04 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Gathers available information on the durian fruit of Southeast Asia, which is known for its nutritional flesh, thorny appearance, and strong odor. The authors (Kasetsart University, Thailand) review the fruit's history, areas of production, phenological development, techniques for propagation and pruning, orchard pests, post-harvest technology, products made from the fruit, and its marketing in various countries. Eight pages of color photographs are provided at the end."--SciTech Book News
    Table of contents
    History, area of origin, nomenclature and genetic diversity; areas of production and economic importance; morphology, genetics and cultivars; physiology and ecology; propogation; orchard establishment, training and pruning; nutritional requirements and fertilization; irrigation requirements and techniques; other production practices; physiological disorders and non-pathogenic diseases; pests and diseases; pests and disease; cost and returns of durian production; post-harvest technology; durian products; marketing.