George, AP and Nissen, RJ, Propagation of Annona species: A review, Scientia Horticulturae, 33, (1-2) pp. 75-85. ISSN 0304-4238 (1987) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 1987 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Both sexual and asexual methods of propagation of the more important, commercially grown Annona species are reviewed. Most Annona species are propagated through grafting and budding. However, variability in seedling rootstock performance is a major cause of scion yield and fruit quality reduction. Clonal propagation of cultivars or rootstocks would eliminate most of this variability. With the exception of a few cultivars, clonal propagation of sugar apple (A. squamosa), cherimoya (A. cherimola) and Annona hybrids by cuttings or marcottage has not been highly successful. Clonal propagation of some of these species using micropropagation or modified layering techniques is technically feasible. Selection for improved genotypes from seedling populations and through hybridization of species or cultivars with desirable characteristics is also being undertaken.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Annona species, budding, grafting, micropropagation, seed|
|Research Division:||Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences|
|Research Group:||Horticultural production|
|Research Field:||Horticultural crop growth and development|
|Objective Division:||Plant Production and Plant Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Horticultural crops|
|Objective Field:||Horticultural crops not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Nissen, RJ (Dr Robert Nissen)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||24|
|Deposited By:||Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture|
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