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Loquat

Botany, Production and Uses


Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) is a subtropical evergreen fruit tree indigenous to China. Records show it has been cultivated in China for over 2000 years. From this beginning, loquat has spread to more than 30 countries around the world.

Grown in various regions of Asia, the Mediterranean and across the Americas, loquats suit both temperate and subtropical areas, sharing the same environmental conditions as citrus. Loquat is an increasingly commercial crop in some Asian and European countries with a good amount of international trade.

Recent research has focused on improving crop yields and quality. Over 100 different varieties have been developed to meet both growers' and consumers' demands. These developments have contributed to a better understanding of the crop environment, plant growth and physiology of tree and fruit development with implications for both breeding and cultivation.

This book is to be the first to provide a comprehensive coverage of the history, physiology, culture and marketing of loquat throughout the world.

Chapters

Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Yuanyuan Jiang,
  • A. Aytekin Polat,
  • Shunquan Lin
Pages:
1-20
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Shoukai Lin,
  • Dahe Lin,
  • Jincheng Wu
Pages:
21-37
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Xianghui Yang,
  • Ze Peng
Pages:
38-54
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Maria L. Badenes,
  • Qigao Guo,
  • Guolu Liang,
  • Manuel Blasco
Pages:
55-83
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Lifen Zhang,
  • Shoukai Lin,
  • Jingcheng Wu,
  • Bisha Wu,
  • Shunquan Lin
Pages:
84-102
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Carmina Reig,
  • Vittorio Farina,
  • Carlos Mesejo,
  • Amparo Martínez-Fuentes,
  • Manuel Agustí
Pages:
103-121
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • A. Aytekin Polat*
Pages:
122-132
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • A. Aytekin Polat*
Pages:
133-151
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • A. Aytekin Polat*
Pages:
152-166
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • A. Aytekin Polat
Pages:
167-187
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Belén Martínez-Alcántara,
  • Julia Morales,
  • Francisco Legaz,
  • Esteban Soler,
  • Ana Quiñones
Pages:
188-202
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Julián Cuevas,
  • Juan José Hueso
Pages:
203-219
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Vittorio Farina,
  • Carmina Reig,
  • Manuel Agustí
Pages:
220-234
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Hailan Lin,
  • Jincheng Wu,
  • A. Aytekin Polat
Pages:
235-246
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Shiwei Ma,
  • Shunquan Lin,
  • Josep Armengol,
  • Elisa González-Domínguez
Pages:
247-265
Chapter 21 September 2022
Authors:
  • Sisir Mitra
Pages:
266-286