This early work is a fascinating read for any gardening enthusiast or historian, but contains much information that is still useful and practical today. It is a thoroughly recommended title for the amateur or professional horticulturalist and arborist's shelf. Extensively illustrated with 12 plates and dozens more text and full page line drawings. Contents Include: Making a Start; The Apple; The Pear; Plums; Cherries; Apricots, Peaches, and Nectarines; The Fig and the Vine; Cob Nuts, Filberts, and Walnuts; Gooseberries; Black Currants; Red and White Currants; Raspberries; Blackberries, Loganberries, and Unusual Berries; Strawberries; Special Fruits: Medlars, Mulberries, Quinces, Crab-Apples; Special Fruits: Barberry, Bilberry, Cranberry, Cowberry, Cape Plum, Wineberry; Reasons for Unfruitfulness in Fruit Trees; Practices that Pay; Grafting and Budding; Picking, Storing, and the Storage House; Pests and Their Control; Spraying and Dusting Machines; Sprays and Dusts and other Formula; and Index. 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.