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.
Mr. T. V. Munson says: "There is a wild grape growing in the sandy ravines of the Texas "Panhandle" and elsewhere in the West which produces heavy crops of fair-sized, well-flavored fruit without rot, foxiness or hard pulp, which grows upright like a bush, without tendrils or support. Botanists term it Rupestris. From this, fine varieties might be obtained by hybridizing with such varieties as Black Eagle or other upright fine kinds, which would give us a valuable tribe, requiring no stakes or trellises".