This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
-- Vines strong, vigorous growers and hardy; bunch medium; berry, small, round; juicy, sprightly. A seedling of Clinton which it resembles but is of better quality. A valuable wine grape, which is its chief value; inferior for table use.
* Campbell's Early
-- The vines are hardy, vigorous growers, with good, strong, healthy foliage; very productive of large handsome clusters of most exquisite flavor; the berries are round, with a delightful bloom; color is black, the skin is thin, but firm. Valuable for table use, and one of the best shippers and keepers; bud. s are hardy.
-- Vines are exceptionally strong robust growers; hardy, healthy and productive. Bunch large, shouldered, compact; berries large, covered with a rich bloom; skin tender, but sufficiently firm to carry well to distant markets; flesh juicy, sweet, pulpy, tender. For general cultivation the most reliable and profitable variety grown. A good variety for home purposes, and also produces a fair quality of wine.
* Early Ohio
-- One of the first to ripen its fruit, which makes it the most profitable early black grape we have; the vine is hardy, productive, and the fruit of the best quality; the bunches are large, compact and handsome; berries medium, and of a sprightly, pleasant flavor. A good shipper, hence valuable for market.
-- The bunches are very large, compact and shouldered. The fruit is very large, black and handsome in appearance. The vines are strong growers, buds hardy. We like the quality of this grape and recommend it for the home table.
* Moore's Early
-- Bunch not quite as large as Concord, but berries larger and very much like it in flavor and quality. Produces a heavy crop. Ripens very early and is nearly out of market before Concord is ripe, consequently brings a comparatively high price. Vines good, vigorous growers; buds exceptionally hardy; good for home use and grown largely for market, where it commands the highest prices; it also makes a good grade of wine.
-- Bunch very large, compact, black with blue bloom berries mammoth size, usually three inches or more in circumference, fine quality. Has now been well tested in nearly all grape-growing sections; as easily grown as Concord or Worden. Vines strong growers; buds hardy; valuable for home use and nearby market.
-- Ripens with Concord. Bunch and berry very large; vine vigorous and prolific. One of the best black varieties. Quality of the best; a good shipper; a moderate fair grower; buds hardy; desirable for home use and for wine making.
-- Skin thin. It is superior to Concord. It is better in quality, larger berry, ripens from five to ten days earlier. Vine. s robust healthy growers; buds hardy; good for home use and market. The Worden is grown largely in the Hudson River Valley. We cannot too strongly recommend this as a valuable commercial grape.