In season: forced, May to September; open air, September to November; foreign, November to May.

The Grape is the most wholesome of fruits, and a grape diet has of late years been recommended as a cure for consumption.

The grape is chiefly cultivated in hothouses, and attains great perfection in them under skilful culture. It grows small in the open air, though we have tasted very sweet small grapes from open-air vines.

Grapes are also imported, and can be had at a moderate price in the winter. Cut bunches of grapes should be hung up in loose bags of tissue paper till required. If they have been kept long, clip the stalk of the bunch and put it into a wineglass of claret, or port wine; the wine drawn up by capillary attraction will refresh the grapes for eating.

Constituent parts in llb.

Oz.

Grs.

Water...

10

222

Glucose or grape sugar .

1

316

Gum...

0

79

Oz.

Grs,

Albumen...

0

158

Tartaric acid ....

0

50

Ashes...

0

50