Management of Flowering in Three Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Tree Species

@article{Davenport2003ManagementOF,
  title={Management of Flowering in Three Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Tree Species},
  author={Thomas Lee Davenport},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={38},
  pages={1331-1335}
}
There exist hundreds of cultivated tropical and subtropical fruit species, most of which are arboreal. Among these are mango (Mangifera indica), which thrives from the equator (zone 11) to the subtropical limits of tropical zone 10b of the northern and southern hemispheres (Cathey, 1990; Jordan, 2001); Citrus sp., which have a growing range that extends for some species from near the equator into subtropical zone 9b, including, for examples California, Texas, and Florida; and lychee (Litchi… 

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