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James E. Johnson, of St, George, Utah, writes us that the progress of fruit-growing in that Territory is wonderful, and while old varieties succeed well, they have some new ones of surpassing merit. Among these he names Gates' Apricot, which, he says, is a new seedling, much noted and widely disseminated, size of the "peach," juicy, of rich flavor. He also writes of a new seedling grape, "raised from seeds of the Malaga, by Mr. Jarvis, of St. George, Utah, three years since. Vine, a great grower, stout canes, short pointed; leaves, intensely lobed; clusters, broad-shouldered; berries, large, slightly oval, greenish amber; seeds, small; skin, thin; pulp, tender, sweet, and delicious; vine, hardy".
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This variety is quite productive, and very good for the table, but is a few days later than the Philadelphia; is not scarlet, but of a dull dark red with a bad-looking surface; makes a bad appearance in market, and does not sell well. It has perfect flowers, and I think yours can not be genuine, because from the source from which I received mine, and comparing them with others, I have no doubt they are correct.