Plant breeding has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent
years and the area of fruit breeding is no exception. This book provides a balanced,
up-to-date and comprehensive account of the developments in the field of breeding
tropical and subtropical fruits. It offers not only the theoretical and applied aspects of
breedings fruits but also provides an authoritative manual of the conventional and new
techniques used for increasing efficiency of crop improvement programmes. In specific
chapters the book deals with crop taxonomy, genetic resources, floral biology, breeding
objectives, inheritance patterns and information on new improved cultivars/hybrids.