This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Rural New Yorker says: "Speaking of Rosa rugosa, we forgot to mention one of its chief attractions, viz.: the showy, large, red fruits which succeed the flowers, and last a long time. There is a pure white, as well as a red, variety (alba and rubra). They bloom from June until frost. It is altogether a unique and beautiful plant".
[But here in Germantown we have never seen a solitary fruit from the white variety. The red merits all the praise for its beautiful fruit which the Rural New Yorker gives it. - Ed. G. M].