This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
B., Lebanon, Pa., asks: " What are the best grapes for a cold grapery?"
[The best of all kinds for a cold grapery is the Black Hamburg. Perhaps for an amateur who takes pleasure in their growth, some variety would be preferable. In this case a vine or so of some of the forms of Chasselas for earlier, and the West; St. Peters for later, might be desirable. These are very old, but standard kinds. If one is particularly fond of the subject, of course some of the newer kinds, as Golden Hamburg, Muscat Hamburg, Trentham Black, etc., may be introduced; but still looking to the Black Hamburg as the leading stand-by. - Ed. G. M.]