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.
This seems to be one of the native class, perhaps of the race of the Black Caps. Mr. Green compares it with the Mammoth Cluster. It is in season about the same time, and roots from the tip, as do others of that class. The color is reddish brown. Mr. T T. Lyon says that it has more than the usual vigor of Rubus occidentalis. It has a tendency to fruit on the growth of the same season as the Catawissa does. From accounts it appears to be a promising fruit. It was introduced to notice by George Shaffer, of Wheatland, Monroe Co., N. Y.