This vintage book is a complete guide to growing pears, with information on equipment, diseases and pests, harvesting, fertilising, and many other related aspects. Accessible and detailed, this volume will be of utility to anyone with an interest in growing pears, and would make for a great addition to collections of horticultural literature. Contents include: “The Pear”, “Origin and History”, “Soil and Situation”, “Forms of Trees”, “Propagation”, “Rootstocks for Pears”, “Plating”, “Pears for Growing as Espaliers”, “Pears Recommended for Cordon Culture”, “Pears Recommended for Bush and Pyramid Forms”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on growing fruit.