This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At a recent meeting of the Germantown Horticultural Society, some bunches fruited in the vicinity of Philadelphia were exhibited, and the exhibitor confirms the following from Mr. Berckman's pen, as fully applicable to this more northern latitude r "Parentage, Clinton and Delaware; first fruited in 1870. Vine as vigorous as Clinton, which it much resembles. Holds its foliage until frost. Bunch larger than Delaware, shouldered, and not as compact as those of either parent; berry one-third larger than Delaware, of same color; quality equal to the favorite variety; maturity middle to end of July; never has mildewed in our grounds since we first fruited it in 1873. It has the rare and desirable combination of the extreme vigor and fertility of the Clinton, with the excellence of the fruit of the Delaware. Dr. Wylie always considered this variety as one of the most promising of his seedlings. Vines have been growing and fruited in several localities of Georgia and Alabama, and it fully sustains all that was expected from it."