The information which has been given of this grape, through the press, seems to be of a very conflicting nature, and I think it would be well for the parties who are now engaged in its dissemination to explain if they can.

It is announced as Rogers' No. 53; and yet Mr. Rogers admits that it was originally given out to some friends as No. 22. "While he does this, however, he claims that 16, 17, 22, 45, etc., have thus far been withheld from sale, and will be offered at a future time. This has puzzled me.

Mr. Rogers' original description of the color of No. 22 was "amber." No. 53 he describes as "light chestnut or Catawba color." In Hovey's Magazine for October last, Salem is said to be regarded by some cultivators as "so much like No. 4 that it is difficult to distinguish them".

I. M. Ives, of Salem, Mass., who says he is well acquainted with this variety, describes it as " same color as No. 15," which is well known to be red or copper color. In the American Horticultural Annual, recently issued, it is described as No. 22 of Rogers' Hybrids, "blue, with a brownish tint".

Here we have what purports to be the same grape, not only described under two different numbers, but as being variously blue, black, amber, chestnut, and red; one says it is like No. 4, which is black; another says it is the color of No. 15, which is copper color.

I am aware that it is not uncommon, nor strange, that different persons disagree somewhat in describing the color of a grape, or any other fruit; this is accounted for sometimes from the condition of the fruit as to maturity, or other circumstances affecting the color, and often from the, peculiar language or similes employed in the description; but the discrepancies alluded to, regarding the Salem, are too great to be reconciled on these grounds, and ought to be cleared up, as I hope it can and will be.

Grape - Grower.