This is claimed as a new seedling, originating with James P. Swain, of Bronxville, in 1850, and described as follows in the American Agriculturist:

Tree, an upright grower, pyramidal; wood, reddish brown; regular and abundant bearer; fruit, medium, obovate pyriform, thickly sprinkled with russet dots, which frequently run together and form patches of russet, especially near the stem and calyx, where the skin is often completely russeted; stem, 1 1/2 inches long, moderately stout, and enlarged at its insertion, which is usually in a well-marked, uneven cavity, though in some specimens, where the form approaches to turbinate, the cavity is wanting; calyx, open, with short segments set in a slight and obscurely furrowed basin; flesh, yellowish white, slightly coarse grained, very juicy and meltingr sweet and rich, with a delicate perfume; season, first to middle of September.

A cultivator of the Grape, writing twenty-two years since, says that " Norton's Seedling, at five years old, gave him two and three quarter bushels of grapes."

Dress asparagus beds freely this month with salt and about two' inches deep of well-rotted manure, to be lightly forked in as soon as the frost permits working the ground.

The name of Grimes' Golden Pippin apple was changed, by the Ohio Pomo-logical Society at its last meeting, to that of Grimes Golden.