This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
With some excellent fruit comes the following letter from Mr. Moore: - " I forward you per mail to-day a few berries of our new White Grape - ' Hayes.' This grape is a pure native, and was raised from seed at the same time as ' Moore's Early.' It is very hardy, free from mildew, and with us a week to ten days earlier than Concord. We hope next year to be able to furnish more fruit for testing, but on account of an exhibit at Boston, etc, are unable to do so this year. I hope, however, that there will be enough so that you can judge somewhat of its quality. I should be pleased to hear what you think of it. This grape was awarded a First-class Certificate of Merit by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Sept. 14th, 1880".