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1 Introduction
1.1 No flowers, no fruit
1.2 Importance of trees and fruits
1.3 Reasons NOT to grow fruit
2 Cropping systems for fruit
2.1 The home garden
2.2 Orchards and plantations
2.3 Small is beautiful
2.4 Summary
3 Form and function
3.1 Single-stemmed and branched fruit crops
3.2 A closer look at single-stemmed fruit crops
3.3 Form and function of branched fruit trees
4.2 Outline of cloning methods
4.3 Concluding remarks
5 Training: pruning and bending
5.1 Definition; the limited role of pruning in tropical fruits
5.2 Cutting increasingly large portions of a shoot/branch
5.3 Summary
6 Control over the growth rhythm
6.1 Increasing stress for better flowering
6.2 Fitting crop care operations in the growth cycle
6.3 Forcing synchronous flushing/flowering
7 Pollination and fruit set
7.1 Flowering habit
7.2 Pollination
8 Crop protection
8.1 Limiting use of pesticides
9 Harvesting
9.1 Mature or ripe fruit?
9.2 Harvest methods, harvest indices
9.3 Handling and marketing
10 Layout and establishment of the orchard
10.1 Tree spacing
10.2 Orchard establishment
Appendix: Horticultural traits
Further reading
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fruit tree cultivation in the tropics

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