P. P. writes like a man who knows what he is about. There is no greater folly in the world - I know it by experience - than for one to take up a nursery catalogue, and run over the lists of the fruits, marking such as are highly recommended, and thus making his selections for his orchards. Every single variety of fruit that he marks may be all that is said of it, in certain places - but not equally good in any two places in the United States. If he be a new-comer to the place he occupies, he hat it all to horn, and the cheapest way to learn it is to examine the best fruits which have been successfully cultivated in his neighborhood, and adopt them; and if there be not varieties enough, then cautiously to select others which are known to flourish in like soils and climates to his own. I have myself - and have known others - to take the say-so of people a good ways off, and they, probably, poor judges of the real qualities of fruits, and introduce varieties into their orchards, which, when they came into bearing, proved worthless, and the trees had to be headed down and grafted again.

A dozen kinds of spple, pear, and half as many kinds of peaches, cherries, and plums, are all that any one needs for market purposes, or for family use. For the locality of Sta ten-Island, Long-Island, or New-Jersey, thirty miles up the north or east rivers, from New-York, the selections here given are good, and quite sufficient.