A correspondent in the May number of the Horticulturist, page 246, supposes he has the white fox grape alluded to by Major Le Conte, in the Patent Office Report fo 1857. How, if the gentleman alluded to has the true White Fox grape, he will readily know it from all others, by the thick, velvety, buff-colored down on the under side of the leaf, (which is White on the black variety), and the coarse, hairy down on the young twigs, which are red, tough, and very slender; and the berries, which are enormously large, and from three to seven on a bunch; wood very short-jointed, - say, two to five inches long. There is another variety with leaves dark buff on the under side, and purplish white berries, said to be equal to the white variety, but it does not seem to be so stout a grower, and has not yet fruited, but will doubtless do so next season, when I will send you a drawing of each of them.

The vines were found in Georgia, and were taken up and brought here a year ago, and are now well established. They are, no doubt, seedlings from the Black Fox grape, as they came up in the fields where that variety once grew. The fruit on the vine is at this time, five times as large as the Isabella and many other kinds growing side by side with it. I think it will prove of great value, both as a table and wine grape, throughout the United States, as the fruit is said never to rot, is an enormous and early bearer, and seems to be equally hardy with the black variety, which is found growing wild from the Gulf of Mexico to the northern lakes. I expect to conduct many experiments with this grape, by hybridizing it with the best foreign and native kinds, and will keep your readers apprised of my success.

Enclosed I send you a leaf of each variety, which are now about half grown, (taken from a young shoot), by which you will Bee they are entirely different from any other grape known.

Bloomingdale Nurseries, Cuddy-hunk, Miss. W. H. BURFORD, M. D.