ADAPTATION OF TEMPERATE CROPS TO A TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT

Introduced cultivars of apple, peach, fig, strawberry, grapes, and other temperate fruits have grown well under lowland tropical conditions. There is variation in adaptability between species and cultivar, Continuous warmth does not trigger the fruit's chilling requirement mechanism j instead, flowering and fruiting occur after drought induced dormancy. Polination characteristics are erratic compared to temperate conditions. Fruits tend to be undersized but of excellent quality. ----- Selectas variedades de manzana, melocotd'n higo, fresa, uvas y otras frutas de clima ternplado introducidas en terrenos llanos en paises tropicales han crecido bien. Hay diferencias en la adaptabilidad de algunas especies y variedades. El calor continuo no provoca el mecanismo que requere el enfrlamiento, sino que las plantas florecen y dan fruto despues de un estado latente induddo por sequ(a. Las caracterlsticas de polinizacti6n son irregulares comparadas con las que ocurren en condiciones templadas. La frutas tienden a ser pequeiias pero de excelente calidad.


Issue Date:
Sep 08 1985
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
4




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