SCARCELY a season passes in which we have not something new in the way of fruits; but it rarely happens that they possess anything more than novelty to recommend them. The mass of new fruits puts us in mind of that host of rhymesters, who, having only a dreamy vision of Parnassus, never reach it, yet, nevertheless, fancy themselves poets. But as it rarely happens that we have more than one good poet, or two at most, in a generation, so, also, if we obtain one or two really good, enduring new fruits in the same period, we may be thankful. Within the last twenty years we have had "Victoria," and many other sorts of Hambro', all of which made a great noise in their day; but they were soon forgotten, and men betook themselves to the old Black Hambro' again. The variety which we have this week chosen for our subject is one which is not likely to be so soon forgotten, but which, there can be no doubt, will be as enduring as its parents, the old Black Hambro' and the White Sweet-water.

The Stookwood Golden Hambro' was raised from seed by Mr. Bushby, the excellent gardener to S. Crawley, Esq., near Luton. It was not obtained by chance, as many of these things are, but was the result of a careful process of hybridization, which was panned with the view of obtaining just such a result as has been arrived at. It was raised from the Black Hambro' impregnated with the pollen of the White Sweet-water. There was only one flower impregnated, and the operation was successful; a fine berry being produced, which contained five seeds, four of which vegetated. Two of the plants were thrown away; one was destroyed by accident; and the survivor is the variety which we are enabled now to introduce to our readers. The growth of the viae bears a stronger resemblance to the male parent than to the Hambro', being short-jointed in the wood; but the foliage is more similar to that of the Hambro', being large, five-lobed, and the veins and footstalks tinged with red. The bunches are large, loose, branching, and shouldered, varying from six to nine inches in length, and the footstalks are short and stout. The berries are large, and hang loosely on the bunches, an inch long, and seven-eighths of an inch wide, and of a uniform oval shape.

The berry-stalks are rather long, stout, and considerably warted. Skin thin and tender, of a pale yellow color, but, when highly ripened, of a pale amber. Flesh delicate and melting, very juicy, and remarkably rich, sugary, and vinous, leaving on the palate a full and luscious flavor. Each berry contains from two to three seeds. Our figure is taken from a bunch kindly forwarded to us by Mr. Busby, and although our space would not admit of a fall representation, still there is sufficient to show the character of this excellent new fruit, which is, without doubt, "the best of all the white Grapes except the Muscats-" - London Cottage Gardener.

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Stockwood Golden Hambro' Grape #1

This newly introduced grape is undoubtedly very fine; it is of the white class, and was obtained from seed of the old Black Hambro', impregnated with pollen of the White Sweetwater. In hardiness of constitution, it equals the Hambro', and, for rapidity of growth, beats that well known variety. It is a most abundant bearer, and a free setter, ripening its fruit in the same house at the same time as the Hambro'; and it is a most excellent bearer in pots. In size of bunch and berry, it equals the Hambro', when that variety is grown to perfection. Skin, thin and tender, of a pale yellow, but when highly ripened, of a pale amber. Flesh, delicate and melting, very juicy, and remarkably rich, sugary, and vinous, leaving on the palate a full and luscious flavor.