The question of profit in the cultivation of fruits for market is one which interests many of your readers, and is deserving of serious consideration. The Raspberry is cultivated to a great extent in several of the Hudson River counties, and large supplies of this luscious fruit are sent nightly, during its season, which includes the whole month of July, to the city of New York, to supply the tables of its citizens for the following day. The revulsion in trade in the summer of 1861 has affected the sale of small fruits considerably, and they have been sold under the price of production; this, however, is no criterion for future years, when it may be safely calculated that business will revive, and with it the ability to gratify the palate with this healthy and delicious fruit. The writer learns that many persons have become discouraged, and have already destroyed or are about to plow up their Raspberry patches. This seems to be unwise, and is very like burning one's house when it can not be rented. The Raspberry can be cultivated and sent to market for four cents per basket, from distances of 60 and 70 miles from the city, by barges and steamboats plying on the Hudson River; wherever a larger sum can be obtained the profit may be readily estimated.

Generally the price ranges from seven to ten cents per pint basket, and at these rates this fruit pays the cultivator well for the care and attention it requires. 1 know one person who kept an account, two years since, with his acre of Raspberries, charging all expenses of manure, plowing, picking, and marketing, with a clear profit of five hundred and'ten dollars for a single year. What more profitable cultivation can one desire? The intention of putting Grapes in the place of the Raspberry patch the year - perhaps one in ten or twenty - when it does not pay, is no excuse for its destruction; rather let the Grapes be put on the adjoining lot, and take the chance that the Raspberry will pay for the three years required to bring the Grape to maturity. My word for it, the man who destroys his Raspberry plantation, because it did not pay in 1861, will regret it but once, and that will be always. The fact that some timid persons have already done so, increases the chances of profit to those who have confidence to hold on.

[We take it for granted that no sensible man will destroy his Raspberry plantation because, in one or two instances, it may have failed to yield him a profit: there have been years when he has realized more than enough to cover any present' loss. One might as well destroy his apple-orchard or his vineyard for the same reason. The only Raspberry plantation that we have heard of that might be destroyed, is one that has not produced a berry since its formation, four years ago: the sooner that goes the better; but we would make another to take its place. - Ed].