The Cherry, Plum, Prune, Apricot, Peach, and Nectarine are classed together in Chapter XIV of Part I in discussing their history, classification, propagation, and management, and their pruning is discussed in Chapter XI, as they have much in common in culture, care, spraying, and propagation. Grouping these fruits together for description is also a more natural arrangement than the usual alphabetical order in which they are placed in American pomological books.