1st Edition

Temperate Fruits Production, Processing, and Marketing

    596 Pages 9 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    594 Pages 9 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    596 Pages 9 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume, Temperate Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, presents the latest pomological research on the production, postharvest handling, processing and storage, and information on marketing for a selection of temperate fruits. These include apple, pear, quince, peach, plum, sweet cherry, kiwifruit, strawberry, mulberry, and chestnut. With chapters from fruit experts from different countries of the world, the book provides the latest information on the effect of climate change on fruit production, organic fruit growing and advanced fruit breeding, the nutraceutical value and bioactive compounds in fruits and their role in human health, and new and advanced methods of fruit production. Topics include microirrigation, sustainable nutrient management, crop protection and plant health management, and farm mechanization.

    1. Apple

    Graciela María Colavita et al.

    2. Pear

    Graciela María Colavita et al.

    3. Quince

    Hamid Abdollahi

    4. Peach

    Monika Gupta, Rachna Arora, and Debashis Mandal

    5. Plum

    Lobsang Wangchu, Thejangulie Angami, and Debashis Mandal

    6. Sweet Cherries

    Berta Gonçalves et al.

    7. Kiwifruit

    Vishal S. Rana and Gitesh Kumar

    8. Strawberry

    G. Quintero-Arias et al.

    9. Mulberry

    Jer-Chia Chang and Yi-Hsuan Hsu

    10. Chestnut

    Gabriele L. Beccaro et al.


    Debashis Mandal, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic & Medicinal Plants at Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.

    Ursula Wermund, PhD, is Project Manager and R&D Coordinator at Greenyard Fresh–Greenyard Fresh Trade International (UNIVEG) GmbH, Bremen, Germany.

    Lop Phavaphutanon, PhD, is currently Deputy Head and Chief of the Tropical Fruit Research and Development Center, Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Sean, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Sean Campus, Thailand.

    Regina Cronje is a Horticulturist with the Agricultural Research Council of the Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops, Nelspruit, South Africa.