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Propagation of Annona species: A review


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]

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Copyright 1987 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0304-4238(87)90034-3


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 Details

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)
ID Code:115548
Year Published:1987
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-03-30
Last Modified:2017-05-01

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