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.
"T. V. M." Denison, Texas, writes : "I mail you to-day a cluster of Triumph (Campbell's) grape as it grows here with ordinary vineyard culture. The vine is as vigorous and productive as Concord. By the side of Irving, Lady Washington, Duch-esse and other choice kinds fruiting in my vineyard this year, it is far ahead in every desirable point, except in toughness of skin, as compared with Duchesse, which will render the latter a better shipper. Though I have sent the Triumph in one-third bushel boxes, wrapped in paper, over 1 200 miles by rail, arriving in fine condition. While so much is being said of Pockling-ton and others, are we not possessed of a much greater treasure (at least for the region where Catawba will ripen, as Triumph ripens with it.) in this grape which is making such an astonishing success here for six or seven years in succession. As I have not yet fruited Pocklington here (expect to next season), would be pleased to know your opinion as to comparative merits of the fruit of the two, you having seen and tested both.
Please answer, if agreeable, through the Gardener's Monthly. Now as this grape has been before the public for a number of years, reports from various sections, where it is being fruited, would be generally interesting".
[So many new fruits come to an editor's table, and most of them so very good, that it seems too bad not to give them high praise. But it is not safe to forget that there are already a large number of first-class varieties before the public, and the proper question before an editor should be, not whether the variety submitted is first-class or not, but whether it is judicious to add another to the list already thought too long. Even with this rod before the introducer of a new grape, he will surely be justified in presenting this one. It belongs to the class known as white grapes. The fruit is not amber, but of a clear green. The berries are larger than Concords are usually here, and the bunch weighed thirteen ounces and measured seven inches from where the shoulder branched to the stem of the bunch. The berries were very juicy and the juice peculiarly refreshing.
So far as can be judged from a single bunch it must be concluded at least that there is room for it in the lists.
It was packed in cork dust and reached Ger-mantown on the 3d of August, five days coming 1,200 miles, and was as fresh as when taken from the vine. - Ed. G. M].