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.
M. Planch on has communicated to the Academy of Sciences some particulars of a new American species of vine, which he proposes to call Vitis Berlandieri. It was discovered in New Mexico or Texas in 1834, and has been described under the names of Vitis aestivalis, var. monticola, Vitis monticola seedling, and Vitis cordifolia coriacea. Recent experiments in cultivation show it to be distinct. It is worthless in itself, but its roots exhibit in so remarable a degree the hard, smooth texture supposed to be inimical to phylloxera that great hopes are entertained of it as a stock for grafting other sorts.