This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol3", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
The cultivation of tree fruit has not developed much in Scotland for a long time. Nearly forty years ago there were 1874 ac. Now there are 2108 ac. The cultivation of small fruit, however, has been greatly extended in recent years. In 1897, the first year in which statistics for small fruit were reliable, there were 5214 ac. in Scotland. To-day there are 7260 ac. The total area under fruit culture in Scotland is 9368 ac.