Properly managed, there is profit in most localities in growing summer-ripening apples and pears. In picking the stems should be retained, as it favors their keeping, and they should be marketed in crates holding not more than half a bushel, They should also be picked when so nearly ripe that they will ripen fully in transit. In this form the summer fruits give less loss to the dealer and increase consumption, as most buyers will not ask for a division of a crate. In the prairie States the only neatly packed summer and early fall fruits seen in the markets are packed in Colorado, Utah, and other distant States, while home-grown apples and pears are marketed in bulk at local points or go to waste. In marketing strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches, tomatoes, and currants the same care is needed in retaining the stems and also in picking when ripe and packing as neatly in crates, as is done in a few fruit centres, notably in California. Professor Bailey says truly: "If one makes a study of the markets he will soon come to feel that the package and the packing cut a most important figure in fruit sales."