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.
It is not easy to form an opinion of the true value of a fruit from its merely positive character; and hence bunches seen at a show, and tasted in an editorial office, seldom tell much of value. Comparisons are what we want. The Brighton Grape has often been seen under such conditions by the writer; but all he could say was that it seemed a very good grape. Recently he had the chance to examine it among many score of varieties on the grounds of Mr. Cobleigh, near Geneva, and was surprised to find that it was the best flavored to his taste of any in the collection. All its other characters compared favorably. As seen and eaten there, he would put it at the head of table grapes.