This handbook for fruit growers contains a short history of fruits and their value, instructions as to soils and locations and how to grow from seeds. It explains plainly and practically all the details and methods a man may need to plant vines and trees in his grounds in vain of looking forward to producing him valuable fruit. Includes a wealth of information on such details; how to bud and graft, the making of cuttings, pruning, and the best age for transplanting. Also includes a condensed list of varieties of fruit suited to climate. This book is intended for those who grow fruit for their own use and it is hoped that the reader will find these pages of interest and follow them in order to grow food that will provide, health and longevity of life. Originally published in 1876. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.