This book contains an account of all the contemporary forms in use pertaining to the growing of grapes written as a guide for students of the craft. The subject of grape growing is a tricky one, and notoriously hard to teach to students in a traditional, lecture-based manner. Because of this, Bailey searched for literature with a more hands-on approach to growing, comprehensively detailing the methodology - but to no avail. As such, Bailey resolved to assimilate his notes on the subject and create his own material for his students and others, the product of which is this detailed guide. Although grape growing was a new and experimental endeavour, the principles contained herein are timelessly valuable and still constitute information fundamental to successful grape-growing - a must have for enthusiasts of the craft and those interested in its history. Liberty Hyde Bailey was a master of horticulture, botany, and cofounded the American Society for Horticultural Science. This book was originally published in 1893 and is republished now with an introductory biography of the author.