IN the fall of 1871 Mr.E. S. Brownell of Essex Junction, Vermont, sent me three varieties of seedling potatoes, to test on my soil, etc. The potatoes all came from seed of the Early Rose, fertilized by the White Peachblow. In shape two resembled each other, but while one was a russet white the other was a red, or deep flesh-colored skin, with white meat; the other a light straw-colored meat; each cooked well through. These two were fair, smooth potatoes, few and small eyes; the other was a rough, large white potato and undesirable as a table potato. These potatoes I cut to single eyes and planted in the spring of 1872. The worms eat them so bad that they almost destroyed them, although I got enough to give them a fair trial as a table potato. The result of the trial was reported and published in the Country Gentleman, Nov. 7th, 1872. The names given me of the potatoes were Nonesuch and Vermont Beauty - this last as Brownell's Beauty. In my report this potato is thus spoken of: "This potato I consider his best, as to quality, on my soil - white flesh and of fine flavor, cooking just about right as to mealiness and evenly throughout, devoid of any ground or unpleasant flavor; should call it a first class potato for the table, and, if it should prove equally good in other localities, a decided acquisition in the potato line." Another year's trial of this variety more than makes good my then expressed opinion.

This potato I thus describe: Color, skin red, or a deep flesh, meat white and fine grained; size medium to large, growing very fair and smooth; eyes few and small, scarcely sunken below surface shape oval flattened; stem set on prominent; quality, for the table they cook equal to the very best, and with ordinary boiling they cook through to the center evenly and mealy; are never hard, hollow, watery or discolored at the core or center; flavor unexceptionable, never leaving any disagreeable taste after swallowing. The growth of vine top is medium in size; foliage a handsome healthy green, and in all respects healthy. They grow very compact in the hill and are easily dug, ripening in about three months from planting, or about a week later than the Early Rose, with the same culture. In productiveness there is nothing wanting, for the yield equals the most productive of edible varieties, a very large proportion being of good table size. Their keeping qualities excel that of any other variety, retaining their freshness, soundness and other good qualities until long after new potatoes come, in summer, in an ordinary cellar, and with very little care.

This year I planted eight hills, some five or six eyes to the set and hill, on the poorest part of my garden - a thin, sandy, loam soil - with a shovel full of dry manure scrapings to the hill, the first week in July; the 6th of October dug them, and the following day weighed, turning the scales at thirty-two and a half pounds; not more than a dozen except that were of fair table size; some that would weigh three-fourths of a pound.