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Bartholomew, D. P. and Sanewski, G. M. (2018) Inflorescence and fruit development and yield. In: The pineapple: botany, production and uses. CAB International, Wallingford. ISBN 9781786393302

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Article Link: http://doi.org/10.1079/9781786393302.0233

Publisher URL: https://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2018/20183356193.pdf


The reproductive phase of pineapple begins in response to natural or growth-regulator forced induction of reproductive development. Because the inflorescence of pineapple is terminal, when reproductive development begins, formation of new leaves ceases. Once induced or forced, inflorescence and fruit development continues without interruption until the fruit matures. This chapter describes pineapple inflorescence and fruit morphology as well as growth and ripening. Factors affecting induction and inflorescence development are explained, which include cultivar sensitiviy, photoperiod, solar radiation and assorted stresses such as temperature, nutrients primarily nitrogen, and water availability. The forced induction of flowering and the prevention of natural flowering are also discussed, as well as the molecular biology of flowering. In addition, the prediction of fruit development and yield, and the factors influencing fruit quality at harvest are discussed.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Pineapple
Live Archive:14 Mar 2019 02:07
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:44

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