This native fruit (Ribes aureum) of the West has been too much neglected. As found in its native haunts it varies in size of fruit, and quality and habits of regular bearing, as widely as our native plums. The few attempts at selection and culture have been mainly by seedling production. As a marked instance, the Crandall as sent out seems to have been propagated from seeds, with the result that no two bushes were alike in fruit or habits of bearing. The true Crandall, as propagated from cuttings, is as large as the Black Naples currant of England and wholly free from the peculiar odor of that variety. It is also a remarkable bearer without much attention to pruning. But like all currants the size of the fruit is increased by keeping a supply of young wood for bearing. Another merit of this species is that it will thrive and bear in the South and Southwest, where the summers are too hot for the successful growing of the red and English black varieties. By selection and culture we could soon develop varieties of great value for cultivation over a large part of the Union.