This little work contains a large amount of useful information in regard t o the cultivation of the different varieties of pears, from the preparation of the soil for a pear orchard to the harvesting of the fruit. It gives also full directions for transplanting, and for judging of the adaptability o f the various kinds to peculiarities of soil climate. etc., etc. Probably-no kind. of fruit grown in country depends more for success upon intelligent cultivation than the pear ; and many of the failures heretoiore attending its cultivation are mainly to be attributed to the lack of just the knowledge this book supplies. No branch of horticulture can he made more profitable than this,with proper management, and this treatise will be the means ofputting: those on the highroad to success who, having gone astray have hitherto met with discouraging results.
This article was originally published with the title "New Publications" in Scientific American 21, 14, 220 (October 1869)