Willow Hedges

If "H. H., of Winchester Center, Conn.," will have a little more patience, we will give him some information about Willow Hedges as soon as the experiments are more advanced. In the meantime he can prepare the ground and plant the cuttings, in a single row, six inches apart if for a very close fence, otherwise ten inches will answer for ordinary farm purposes; but in each case let only two shoots grow from each cutting until two years old. Chas. Downing. - Newburgh, N. Y.

Willow- Lenved Amaranth

In a majority of places this year this Amaranthus Salicifoiius has had remarkable success, and promises to be still more popular. We have seen it under a number of adverse conditions, but its growth here this year demonstrates its general adaptedness to this country.


A very handsome and good white grape. Bunch, handsomely shouldered. Berries, oval, medium size, and of a greenish-yellow color; but all such are termed white. Supposed to be a native; quite hardy and productive.

Wilmington Grape

This new native Grape was shown, by Mr. Edward Tatnall, of Delaware, at the United States Agricultural Fair, held in Philadelphia, in 1856; and, from the investigations of Dr. L. P. Bush, of Wilmington, Delaware, it is believed to have originated in that city.

Bunch, of good size, 4 inches long by 3 broad; not compact; sometimes shouldered. Berry - Size, eleven-sixteenths of an inch long by eleven-sixteenths in its transverse diameter. Form, round, slightly inclining to .oval. Skin, yellowish green. Flesh, tender in texture, and not pulpy. Flavor, saccharine and pleasant Quality, as a native Grape, "best." Maturity, last of September.

This variety is well worthy of cultivation.

Wilson Agricultural Society

The fourth Annual Exhibition of this Society will' be held in the village of Wilson, Niagara County, N. Y., on Thursday and Friday, October 9th and 10th. There are some things in the prize list that are noteworthy. There are not only prizes for vineyards, orchards, flower gardens, etc, but also for underdrained fields, the largest number of shade trees planted during the year, and the best worked road. Such things are worthy of more attention from State societies, and we hope will receive it.

Wilson's Albany

This is undoubtedly the most productive, and stands more hard usage than any other variety; but it ripens one half its fruit in a few days when strawberries are plenty, and consequently does not always bring as much money as some less productive kinds.

Wilson's Seedling

We are indebted to Mr. Carmiencke for a box of the largest and best ripened Wilson's Seedling that we have seen during the season. The sharpness peculiar to this variety was pretty well subdued.

Wilton's Albany

Mr. Field: First rank in size and quality. Mr. Prince: Blooms in great profusion; one half flowers; never mature fruit; is hermaphrodite. Dr. Brinckle: Have counted 190 berries on one root. J. R. Shotwell, N. J.: 150 plants gave over 100 quarts of berries; one plant gave two quarts. Mr. Mannice: 100 plants put out last spring produced more than any other variety. Mr. Cliff: Two bushels from one quarter of a rod; very good. Mr. Pardee: Saw plenty in Yonkers measuring 4 to 4| inches in circumference, and none hollow; fine flavor; beautiful mahogany color. D. Redmond, Ga.: Grown for two years; one of the very best. Added for general cultivation.

Walker's Seedling, Burr's New Pine, and Triomphe de Gand, were spoken of.

Mr. Patrick T Quinn, of N. J., proposed Boyden'sLate Mammoth for general cultivation, as it was very fine, large, solid and late.

The Boston Pine was sustained in its position.