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Litchi and longan: botany, production and uses.

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Litchi and the related fruit longan are grown extensively in China and South East Asia, as well as in Australia, Florida (USA), southern Europe and southern Africa. This book represents the only comprehensive balanced and internationally focused publication on these fruits. It covers all aspects of production, from taxonomy and breeding to propagation, flowering and fruit set, diseases, pests and ...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Origin, history, production and processing.

This chapter covers the history of cultivation of longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis); litchi production in China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, Australia, North America, Brazil, Mexico and Israel; longan production in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and USA; drying and canning of longan and litchi fruits; products from litchi and longan (juice and nectar, and frozen fruits); and international trading of longan and litchi.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Taxonomy, botany and plant development. Author(s): Subhadrabandhu, S. Stern, R. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Propagation. Author(s): Mitra, S. K. Ray, P. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Biotechnology. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Raharjo, S. Matsumoto, K. Witjaksono
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Cultivars and plant improvement. Author(s): Menzel, C. M. Huang XuMing Liu ChengMing
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) Flowering. Author(s): Davenport, T. L. Stern, R. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Fruit set, development and maturation: litchi. Author(s): Huang HuiBai
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 141) Fruit disorders. Author(s): Huang XuMing
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Photosynthesis and productivity. Author(s): Menzel, C. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 183) Plant water relations and irrigation. Author(s): Menzel, C. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 209) Plant nutrition and fertilizing. Author(s): Menzel, C. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 237) Pests. Author(s): Waite, G. K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 261) Diseases. Author(s): Coates, L. Zhou ErXun Sittigul, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 273) Harvesting and storage. Author(s): Holcroft, D. M. Lin HeTong Ketsa, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996967
  • Record Number
  • 20073012806