There are two kinds of fruit growing: that which desires the product primarily for home use, and that which desires it primarily for market. The latter type of fruit-growing is what this text primarily concerns itself with, expounding on the different types of commercial fruit-growing and continuing to outline the differences of methodology and significance thereof in relation to contemporary America. Intrinsic to the progress and evolution of American society, the themes of this scarce text are both interesting and informative, constituting a must-read for both agriculture enthusiasts and discerning historians - professional and amateur alike. Liberty Hyde Bailey was an American botanist, horticulturist, and cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. First published in 1897, we are proud to republish this culturally significant text with a new biography of the author.