We had recently a pear of this variety sent to us, which was truly delicious. It reminded one of the luscious specimens Mr. Kieffer himself sends out. This was raised on a quince stock. This would indicate that very luxuriant growth may have something to do with the inferior quality of which so many have reason to complain; and perhaps some of the credit Mr. Kieffer receives for the splendid fruit he produces may be due to the fact that they come from the old trees which have lost their early vigor of growth.

It has come to be considered that the Kieffer does not do well on the quince stock, and we believe this idea is well founded. Has any one tried it by double working? In the days when every one was enthusiastic in dwarf pear culture, it was found that a number of varieties did not do well on the quince... But this difficulty was obviated by grafting some kind on the quince which had no objection to that union, and then grafting the more fastidious sort on that. We have an idea that this would be very desirable in this case, and by this sort of management fruit be produced as commendable for exquisite flavor as the specimen before us.

Moore's Diamond Grape, as illustrated in the Horticultural Art Journal, has medium sized golden berries, but a very large and rather compact bunch. The bunch is about eight inches long by five wide, and the berries three-quarters of an inch. It is a cross between Iona and Concord, raised by Mr. Jacob Moore, who also raised the well-known and popular Brighton.