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.
Of this famous grape vine, a correspondent of a recent number of the Garden says: " One sees, hardly with regret, that a large branch of this vine is dying. The old vine has played its part, and may well be permitted to die in ripe old age. Its bunches now are small and produced in too great abundance for the fruit to ripen well." It ] may be remarked here that this vine is of the Black Hamburg variety, and was planted in its | house about 110 years ago - one plant having been so trained as to occupy the whole house, 70 feet long by 14 feet wide. The weight of fruit from this single vine in its lifetime, so far, has I been about 22,000 pounds.