Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1960.
Book — 135 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Climatic and soil variations within the Tropics. pp. 5.
Obtaining and propagating the plants. pp. 7.
Culture. pp. 10.
Naming the plants
Description of the plants. pp. 16.
Literature cited. pp. 126.
List of plants by botanical family. pp. 130.
Index of plants by scientific and common English and Spanish names. pp. 132.
The present publication deals with the edible fruits and nuts. In addition, those that are native to or have become naturalized in Puerto Rico have been included. No attempt has been made to discuss all tropical and subtropical fruit and nut plants. The citrus fruits, avocado, papaya, mango, olive, date, coconut, and bananas are not included since they can be considered as major tropical fruits.