Chapter 1

The Citrus in the Mediterranean Region

Paolo Inglese and Giovanni Pensabene Bellavia

Abstract

< p>The origin and spread of citrus in the Mediterranean Region are briefly discussed, together with the fundamental characteristics of the main species, cultivars and rootstocks grown in the Region. The choice of the genotypes, the plant propagation, the sanitary control, and the cultural management (planting systems, nutrition and fertilization, irrigation and management of water, soil and ground soil management, harvesting and fruit quality) are presented. In conclusion, the future perspectives and genetic improvement for the Mediterranean citriculture are discussed.< /p> < p>< /p> < p>< /p> < p>< /p> 3174938 978-1-60805-294-3 3 18 0003.pdf Paolo Inglese, Giovanni Pensabene Bellavia, Dipartimento di Colture Arboree, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italy Citriculture, Mediterranean Region, fruit, rootstock, orchard management,

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