Contributors. Dedication: Calvin R. Sperling (Philip L. Forsline). 1. Collection, Maintenance, Characterization, and Utilization of Wild Apples of Central Asia (Philip L. Forsline, Herb S. Aldwinckle, Elizabeth E. Dickson, James J. Luby, and Stan C. Hokanson). I. Introduction. II. Germplasm Acquisition. III. Central Asian Collections. IV. Maintenance. V. Distribution. VI. Characterization and Evalution. VII. Utilization. VIII. Conclusion. Literature Cited. 2. The Wild Apple Tree of Kazakhstan (A. D. Dzhangaliev). I. Introduction. II. Historical Review. III. The Role of Wild Apple in the Vegetative Cover of Mountain Regions in Kazakhstan. IV. The Influence of Wild Apples on the Structure of the Environment. V. Characteristics of Wild Apple Growth and Development. VI. Intraspecific Polymorphism of Wild Apple. VII. Utility and Biochemical Characterization of Wild Apple Fruit. VIII. Preservation of Wild Apples. IX. Conclusion. Literature Cited. 3. The Wild Fruit and Nut Plants of Kazakhstan (A. D. Dzhangaliev, T. N. Salova, and P. M. Turekhanova). I. Introduction. II. Pome Fruits. III. Stone Fruits. IV. Small and Vine Fruits. V. Other Fruits. VI. Nuts. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
Jules Janick is the James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, USA.