Preliminary study of mexican germplasm used as rootstocks and for fruit production in central Mexico

M. P. Longar-Blanco, A. Ramírez-Treviño, Silvia Bautista-Baños

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Abstract

Extensive knowledge about fruit production was already available during the pre-Hispanic epoch of Mexico. After the Spanish arrival, new cultural practices such as the use of varieties and rootstocks were introduced. Newly introduced varieties were grown using native rootstocks. In general, seedling rootstocks are the most widely used. Prunus persica L. Batsch (peach) and Pyrus malus and various commercial pear cultivars are grafted onto Crataegus mexicana (hawthorns or sloelike fruit). Another native species used for seedling rootstocks is Annona muricata (soursop) or different species of the family Annonaceae such as A. glabra (pond apple), A. purpurea (soncoya), A. montana (mountain soursop), A. squamosa (sugar apple) and A. reticulata (custard apple). Likewise, cultivars of Persea americana (avocado) such as Hass and Fuerte are usually grafted onto native seedling rootstocks of the same P. americana. Various native fruit species of the families Malphighiaceae (Malphigia mexicana, Fagineae crassifolia Sin. Byrsonima crassifolia) (nance), Leguminosae: Pithecollobium dulce, (snake-jaws) and Lauraceae: P. americana Mill. var. americana, P. gratissima Gaertn., and P. americana var. angustifolia Mir. (avocado) might become excellent sources of nutrients or fulfil the cultural needs of a good rootstock.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPreliminary study of mexican germplasm used as rootstocks and for fruit production in central Mexico
Pages651-653
Number of pages585
ISBN (Electronic)9789066051904
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
EventActa Horticulturae -
Duration: 1 May 2012 → …

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume658
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Conference

ConferenceActa Horticulturae
Period1/05/12 → …

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Longar-Blanco, M. P., Ramírez-Treviño, A., & Bautista-Baños, S. (2004). Preliminary study of mexican germplasm used as rootstocks and for fruit production in central Mexico. In Preliminary study of mexican germplasm used as rootstocks and for fruit production in central Mexico (pp. 651-653). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 658). https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2004.658.99