This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Since the advent of the California Grape in Eastern markets it seems to be taken for granted that it will not pay to force the foreign grape under glass. But this does not seem to apply to cold graperies, or the raising of the foreign grape under glass without fire heat. At the recent fruit growers' meeting at Reading, Pa., it was no surprise to learn that good house raised grapes would readily bring fifty cents per pound when the California product was a drag at twenty-five cents, on account of superior quality; and it was reported of one in the business that he had made good profits at less than fifty cents per pound. At any rate, as a cheap luxury, independently of any market profits, many a person might have a cheap cold grapery. There is very little cost to good results.