This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Newburg is likely to add one to the list of grapes for the California vineyards. The " Welcome," previously noticed here as a promising grape for the greenhouse in the Middle and Eastern States, has been sent out beyond the "Rockies," and thus a correspondent writes of it from San Saba, July 18:
"Every shoot was killed in April, and only the stump of two years' growth, about half an inch in diameter and four inches long, was left. Now one shoot is over twenty feet long, another fifteen feet, and a layer has shot up five fine vines. Only one vine in my collection of twenty varie ties shows more vigorous growth. Eight clusters were allowed to ripen, and my neighbors pronounce them the best they ever saw. Not a berry fell or cracked".
This is, indeed, high praise, and I hope to hear of still further success.