"Are there any German prune trees to be found in this country, and do they bear good fruit? Which is the best kind in this country; and how do they need to be treated?"

[The German prune is in the catalogues o most American nurserymen who grow collections of plums. They are not dried in this country, probably because the plum crop has been hitherto too uncertain to reduce to a regular drying industry. If they could be certainly grown in quantities every year, no doubt the American fruit dryer would do the business for them. - Ed. G. M.]