This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Berry rather large, one inch in its longitudinal, and five-eighths of an inch in its transverse diameter; form oval; color greenish white. Bunch large, six inches lone: by three broad, sometimes shouldered and ! rather compact in its structure; flesh tender; flavor saccharine and delicious; quality "best;" maturity the middle of September.
This exceedingly fine grape originated in the garden of Mr. J. Robinson, in Wilmington, Delaware, about the year 1840; and is an accidental seedling, probably of the Malaga. After having fruited two years in Mr. Robinson's garden, and as he was about to remove to Baltimore, the original vine was taken up and transplanted on the premises of his brother-in-law, Dr. H. F. Askew, of the same city, to whose kindness I am indebted for its interesting history. The removal proved fatal to the original vine. Fortunately, however, a cutting from it had previously been taken by Mr. James Hollingsworth, of Wilmington, which grew and prospered, until it became necessary to use the ground on which it stood for building purposes. This vino was then removed to Dr. Askew's farm, near Wilmington, but, unfortunately, did not survive the change in its locality. Before its removal to Dr. Askew's farm, cuttings were taken by the person on whoso property the vine which fruited the specimens sent to me by Dr. Askew now stands, and has been fruiting for several years.
[We are obliged to Dr. Brinckl6 for his description of this new grape. We presume it is the one alluded to by Dr. Norris in our February number. We should be glad to see the fruit in its season. - Ed].