This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is now some years since the idea of grafting gooseberries was first introduced to the attention of American horticulturists by Mr. Bulot through our pages. The subsequent experience with the foreign plants at the Centennial led to the belief that on this stock they might be free from mildew, and we might have the foreign varieties in our gardens in all their luscious English perfection. But we have not heard of any trials with them. We understood Mr. Hooker was to take it in hand. What has he to say about them?