This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Other exhibiters have received prizes for choice displays, and some notice is due to Mr. Caywood, of Modena, Ulster county, N. Y., who has put upon the table, to-night, a choice display of native grapes.
Thanks of the meeting voted.
Suggested that grape culture be continued over to the next meeting. Would appropriate one hour to miscellaneous business, and one hour to the regular subject; an hour or half an hour, how to grow plants or select bulbs, and to answer questions.
Mr. Fuller suggested commencing a little earlier and quitting earlier. Proposed to begin at seven or half past seven, and quit at half past nine.
Mr. Bridgeman - Other causes than transportation may make the Concord drop its fruit. This remark of Mr. Mead's is not intended to condemn the grape; dropping its fruit is not habitual, and is new to him.
Mr. Fuller had sent the Hartford Prolific 1000 miles without dropping the berry; thinks it all in culture.
Mr. Mead - The tendency of the Hartford Prolific and the Concord, when fully ripe, is to drop their fruit; he has given the Concord a prominent place; was the first to speak a good word for it; these Grapes have nothing to attach them to the peduncle, no core like the Isabella. As vines get older the berry adheres better; mentions this that all may notice it, and be on their guard; whole boxes of the Concord have come to market this season with detached berries. The Concord Grapes on the table will not be ripe for a week. Directed to pass them around to the ladies, and the Society adjourned until the 29th October.