Modern systems of fruit growing and their application for the improvement of tropical fruit production
Keywords:Fruit, Production, Growing systems
AbstractModern fruit growing systems such as Bush Orchard, Meadow Orchard, the Tatura Trellis, Pyramid, Cordon, Curtain and the Hedgerow are described. A comparison is drawn between the modern systems and the traditional system of fruit growing. In addition to early cropping and returns on investment, high regular yields and low labour requirement, the modern systems of fruit growing offer several advantages over the traditional system. The feasibility of applying these new systems of fruit growing for the improvement of tropical fruit production (with special reference to the research at the University of the West Indies into the development of the Meadow Orchard system for guava production) is mentioned.