In potting trees for this description of culture, pots of different sizes may be used, according to the taste of the cultivator. If large trees for large houses are required, 15-inch pots (15 inches in diameter and 15 inches deep) will be necessary; for moderate-sized trees, 13-inch pots: this on the whole is the most eligible size. For smaller compact bushes, 11-inch pots are convenient, as they are not unwieldy, and the trees may be made ornaments of the side-board in the dining-room; and beautiful objects they are when full of fruit. Miniature, yet fruitful, peach and nectarine trees may be grown in very small pots, for I have some not more than 9 inches high, in 8-inch pots, full of blossom-buds. Trees of this size must not be allowed to bear more than four or five fruit. They are most interesting, and I have no doubt will, ere long, be extensively cultivated by the curious. These very small fruitful trees are grafted, which seems to make them precociously fruitful: peaches and nectarines are generally budded.

In remote places, where large pots are difficult to be procured, tubs like those used for orange trees, or more properly boxes, may be employed with success, and for trees of large size, i. e., when they are from ten to fifteen years old, they will probably be absolutely necessary. They are easily made: boards, one inch thick, either of oak or deal, should be firmly nailed together so as to form a box fifteen inches deep and twenty to twenty-four inches square; the bottom should be formed with bars one inch thick, placed about half an inch asunder, to allow the roots to penetrate into the borders.