Raspberry production and consumption is increasing steadily worldwide, and the potential health benefits of the fruit are becoming more widely known. Providing an international overview of the modern raspberry industry, this book covers North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It discusses all aspects of raspberry growing, including plant growth and development, cultivar description and selection, site selection and preparation (including soil and drainage), climate, pest control, irrigation, shipping, economics, harvesting and the marketing of the final product. Taking a global perspective, this book provides a comprehensive yet concise reference for all horticulture students, raspberry growers, producers and fruit industry personnel looking for the latest information in raspberry production.
About the Author
Richard C. Funt is a Retired Consultant and Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University.
Harvey K. Hall is a consultant with Shekinah Berries Ltd., New Zealand.
Table of Contents
1. Raspberries 2. Growth and Development 3. Climatic Requirements 4. Site Selection 5. Cultivar Development and Selection 6. Nursery Production of Plants 7. Propagation 8. Site Preparation, Soil Management and Planting 9. Soil and Water Management 10. Pruning and Training 11. Pest and Disease Management 12. Crop Production 13. Post Harvest Physiology and Storage of Raspberries 14. Marketing 15. Raspberry Farm Management and Economics 16. World Raspberry Production and Marketing: Industry Changes from 1960-2010