This vintage book is a comprehensive guide to growing fruits in California, with information on planting, grafting, soils, favourable varieties, harvesting, marketing, and many other related aspects. Wonderfully illustrated and full of interesting information and invaluable tips, this volume constitutes a must-have for anyone with an interest in growing fruit in California. Contents include: "The Climate of California and its Local Modifications", "Why the Californian Climate Specially Favors the Growth of Fruits", "The Fruit Soils of California", "California Mission Fruits", "Clearing Land for Fruit", "Budding and Grafting", "Preparation for Planting", "Planting the Trees", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on growing fruit.