This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There are two grapes of' this name in the market. One originated in New York, and is an early, hardy, vigorous grower, and probably identical with the Tallman. In quality it is only tolerable. The other originated' in New Orleans, and is a much better grape. It is very early, more so than Hartford, vigorous, healthy, productive, and of very good quality.. Both are black. The latter is one of the most promising grapes we have for early market. But in some way the difference between the two-should be indicated by a change of name in one or the other.