THE needs of practical fruit-growers and students are here specially catered for by providing them with a text-book which can also be used as a reference volume for points of detail. To this end, an attempt has been made to render the various sections of the book complete and independent, in order that information unnecessary for the individual may be passed over without fear of losing other points germane to the question in hand. Each of the main fruits is dealt with separately, from harvest to harvest, marketing operations being included; and in addition special chapters are devoted to wider problems of more general application, including, amongst others, orchard establishment, pruning, propagation, thinning fruit, and the control of diseases and pests. Here again, where necessary, the application of the problem to particular fruits is indicated individually and adequately indexed. The scientific names of some species of the common fruits are appended; and hints for practical work, given at the end of each chapter, increase the usefulness of the volume for students' class work.
Growing Tree and Small Fruits.
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