The Annonas. Why grow annona trees. What to grow annona trees. How to grow Annona. Selection of scions and rootstocks. Propagation. Nursery establishment. Field establishment. Field management. How to harvest annona trees. Pos-harvest handling and processing. Marketing. 1a. Nutritional value. Socio-economic value. Medicinal value. 1b. Where to grow Annona trees?. Climate requirements. Altitude. Soils. 2a. Selection. Characteristics. 2b. Parts of Annona used for propagation. Seeds. Mature trees. 3a. Propagation by seed. Stages in seed propagation for rootstocks. Seed treatment. Seeding medium. Sowing seed. 3b. Seedbed. New seedling. 4a. Vegetative propagation. Advantages of vegetative propagation. Equipment required. Rootstock collection and preparation. Scion collection and preparation. 4b. Inverted T-budding method. Splice-grafting method. 5a. Field establishment. Land preparation. Plant spacing. Time of planting. 5b. Pollination. Annona pests. Pruning. Weeding. Windbreaks. Irrigation. Fertiliser. Intercropping. 6a. Harvesting. Time to first harvest. Harvest point. Skin colour index. Picking fruit. 6b. Post-harvest handling and storage. 7a. Processing. Preparation of soursop pulp. 7b. Marketing and economics. Local market. International market. Income potential.See Technical Note 4b in Part II. Budding methods can be 80% successful. Sugar apple is best propagated by budding. ac Take a scion (bud) from a superior annona tree with high yield and fruit quality. ac Use shield or T budding to insert theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Practical Manual No. 5: Annona species - Manual for extension workers and farmers|
|Author||:||Dr A.C. de Q.Pinto, D. Jackson.|
|Publisher||:||Crops for the Future - 2006|