Durian

Durian : King of Tropical Fruit

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$129.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Durian 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 its smell is notoriously offensive, its taste can become a passion and it is one of the most popular fruits in South-East Asia. This book is the first comprehensive, scientific volume to be published in English 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. It will be a unique resource for horticulture and botanical libraries and for students of tropical horticulture worldwide.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 172.7 x 238.8 x 15.2mm | 408.24g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations(some col.), maps
  • 0851994962
  • 9780851994963
  • 2,271,181

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 "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 "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 "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 andpruning, 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
show more

Table of contents

Section 1: The Plant and the Environment1: History, area of origin, nomenclature and genetic diversity2: Areas of production and economic importance3: Morphology, genetics and cultivars4: Physiology and ecologySection 2: Pre-Harvest Management5: Propagation6: Orchard establishment, training and pruning7: Nutritional requirements and fertilisation8: Irrigation requirements and techniques9: Other production practices10: Physiological disorders and non-pathogenic diseases11: Pests and diseasesSection 3: Post-Harvest Management, Costs and Marketing12: Costs and returns of durian production13: Post-harvest technology14: Durian products15: Marketing16: To quote the great 19th century naturalist, A.R. Wallace:"To eat durian is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience".
show more

Rating details

1 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X