This vintage book is a detailed guide to growing fruit, being a descriptive catalogue of the most valuable varieties of the pear, apple, peach, plum and cherry. Including all the information existing and prospective fruit growers need to know about their occupation, this handbook constitutes a must-have for green-fingered readers, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of gardening literature. Contents include: "Desultory Remarks", "Root-Soil-Manures", "Pruning", "Transplanting-Fire-Blight", "Experiment in Spring and Fall Transplanting", "Diseases-Injurious Insects", "Grafting-Season for Cutting Them", "Inoculation, or Budding", "Cultivation of the Apple and Pear", "Cultivation of the Peach", 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.