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Conservation of Fig (Ficus Carica L.) and Pomegranate (Punica Granatum L.) Varieties in Tunisia

  • Messaoud Mars

Abstract

Arid lands cover about two thirds of Tunisia and are subjected to severe climatic conditions. The arid parts of the country are characterized by a large diversity of phytogenetic resources. The Matmata mountain chain is considered as a transition zone with high genetic potential. Many spontaneous and cultivated plants of this area can be well adapted to both saharan and humid regions. In this area, fruit trees, cereals and legumes are the main cultivated plants under rain-fed conditions. Farming practices are mainl y based on Tabias/lessours system giving a landscape specific to the region. Olive and fig are by far the most important fruit crops followed by almond and grape (Zammouri 1999).

Keywords

Date Palm Home Garden Plant Genetic Resource Punica Granatum Ficus Carica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Messaoud Mars
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  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure d’Horticulture et d’Elevage 4042 Chott-MariemSousseTunisia

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