Edited by E Heuvelink 
CABI  October 2005  

Paperback  352 p  ISBN 9780851993966      £45.00
Tomatoes are one of the most widely produced and consumed horticultural crops in the world, both for the fresh produce market and the processed food industries. This book describes the scientific principles underlying the biology and production of the tomato crop, both in the open field and in greenhouses, in temperate and tropical regions. It integrates scientific knowledge with practical aspects of tomato production and is international in scope. The book covers topics such as the international tomato industry, genetics and breeding, developmental processes, crop growth and yield, fruit ripening and fruit quality, irrigation and fertilization, crop protection, production in the open field, greenhouse tomato production, postharvest biology and handling of tomato.

Readership: Advanced students and professionals in horticulture.


  • Introduction: The Tomato Crop and Industry, J M Costa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, and E Heuvelink
  • Genetics and Breeding, P Lindhout, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Developmental Processes, E Heuvelink
  • Crop Growth and Yield, E Heuvelink and M Dorais, Laval University, Canada
  • Fruit Ripening and Fruit Quality, M Saltveit, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Irrigation and Fertilization, M M Peet, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Crop Protection, A Csizinsky, D J Schuster, and J B Jones, University of Florida, USA, and J C van Lenteren, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Production in the Open Field, A Csizinsky
  • Greenhouse Tomato Production, M Peet and G Welles, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Postharvest Biology and Handling of Tomato, M Saltveit
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