There are certain matters connected with fruit growing which, being a little outside general culture, are apt to be put altogether in the background. Yet they are quite as important as pruning and propagation. I will refer to a few of these.
This splendid trophy of British grown fruit was exhibited by Mr. G. Bunyard at the great fruit show of the Royal Horticultural Society at the Crystal Palace, and shows what is possible with skill and thoroughness. Good fruit can only be had year after year by up-to-date cultivation. Given this, we should hear less of wasted orchards and barren trees.