Grape Rot

This dreaded disease has made its appearance here, being confined, so far as we have observed, to the Catawba and Isabella, but mostly to the former. We know of no remedy, but think it advisable to cut out the diseased berries, which sometimes serves as a check.

Grape Trellis

A correspondent of the Fruit Recorder makes a wire trellis, with a contrivance for compensating for the expansion and contraction from changes of the weather, by simply attaching a spiral spring to the wires, which requires no attention or adjusting, but always regulates itself. We do not see why this spiral spring may not be made of the trellis wire, the only care required being to make the coils short enough to give them stiffness, and sufficiently numerous to allow considerable expansion or stretching.

Grape Vulture In California

The grape fever on the Pacific coast has been carried to as great excess as the strawberry fever on the Atlantic. We see it now announced in Pacific journals, that in some parts grape culture has become so unprofitable, particularly Los Angelos county, that the growers are fearing out the vines and planting orange trees in their place. One noteworthy vineyard, the Wolfskill, 35 years old, is said to have been kept up for some time past at a loss to its proprietor of about $2,000 per annum. Others in the same neighborhood have yielded no profit - a statement which will readily be believed when it is remembered that the grapes sold last season at from 50 to 65 cents per hundred pounds, a price barely covering the cost of production. Great expectations are entertained of success with the orange (some experiments in raising them having proved very remunerative), and we trust they will be fully realized.

The Grape-Growing Area

A writer in the Rural New Yorker estimates the extent of the grape-growing area of our Northern States at one and a half million of acres. He considers all soils as adapted to the purpose, but that it is absolutely necessary for success to have the location where the late spring or early autumn frosts will not destroy the crop.

Grapes - Vine And Fruit

THE London Gardener thus dilates upon the usefulness of the grape: - "Men can live and work on grapes and bread. The peasantry of France, Spain and Italy make many a satisfying meal in this way, and of the wholesomeness of the diet there can be no doubt. Medical men constantly recommend the use of grapes for their patients. Scarcely any plant can equal the vine as regards the beauty of its leaves and fruit. As a covering for bare walls and for affording shelter and shade, it is a climber of the first rank. To sit under one's own vine has in all ages been con-sidered the acme of rural happiness, an emblem of peace, a symbol of plenty, and a picture of contentment. That pleasure, though perhaps not in all its fullness, may become the heritage of thousands in these temperate climes."

Grapes At Tiie South

A Florida correspondent of the Country Gentleman speaks in high terms of the good success of the Diana, Catawba, and Concord grapes as among the best varieties to grow in that section. He condemns the Delaware as liable to cast its foliage and make little or no growth.