Fair crop, and healthy vines; "will do," under same treatment as Herbemont, and makes an excellent wine.

Hartford Prolific

A large crop, and fair fruit; profitable for early market, and also makes a fair wine here; hangs well to the bunch generally.


Healthy and vigorous; crop fair, but not large; makes an excellent wine, of great body and fine flavor.


Hardy and productive, but is subject to excrescenses on the leaves, and partial defoliation. It makes a fair wine, but will never rival the Norton, and hardly the Concord here; and as the latter produces more to the acre, I cannot see the advantage of planting Clinton.


Strong grower, and I think a fair bearer; will no doubt make an excellent white wine, very likely equal to Delaware. It is subject to the same leaf disease as the foregoing.


Fine and healthy, like its parent, but sweeter, earlier, and thinner skin; will be a very valuable acquisition, and, I think, make an excellent white wine.

Rogers' No. 1

Large and fine; very productive and strong grower; entirely healthy; makes a wine of a delicate muscat flavor, and will, I think, prove very valuable; may ripen too late for the North, but suits our climate very well. I think, if only half the praise the originator of the Iona and Israella (of whom more anon) has bestowed upon them, had been given to some of Mr. Rogers' hybrids, which deserve it much more, the public would be the gainers by thousands of dollars.

Rogers' No. 3

Early; fine quality; looked healthy and productive; promises well for wine; had a fine crop.

Rogers' No. 2

Not as pleasant an eating grape, but may yet be more valuable for wine; looked healthy and fine, and produced well.

Rogers' No. 9

Seems less healthy in leaf as some others; fruit of fine quality, and enough of it; also promises well for wine.

Rogers' No. 15

Handsome bunch and berry, but subject to mildew and rot. The berry has too much of a "scratch" to suit me.

Rogers' No. 19

Very fine in quality; large berry and handsome bunch; one of the finest for the table; healthy and vigorous.

Creveling - Somewhat slow in growth, but healthy, with abundance of rather loose bunches, of very good quality; will, I think, make a fine red wine.

North Carolina Seedling

Healthy; enormous grower and heavy bearer; berry and bunch large and showy, but very thick skin; ripens early; a desirable market grape.


Better than Rulander in quality, resembles that grape closely, but is also a very moderate bearer; will make one of the finest American wines known.

Alvey - Healthy, and the fruit of excellent quality, but slow grower.


Suffered from leaf blight; no rot or mildew; fruit good, and the must of prime quality; may do well on northern slopes.

Blood's Black

Productive as ever, and of very fair quality, considering its easiness.

Mary Ann

Rather inferior in quality, but very early, and an enormous bearer; profitable for early market.


Productive, foxy, healthy and early; will sell well in market.

Minor's Seedling - Productive and healthy, but abominably foxy, with thick skin and little juice. It may be that our Cincinnati friends need this for flavoring their wines, as Mr. Long worth has often said; but we here would rather do without its flavor.


Second season of its fruiting; set badly, rotted badly, mildewed badly, and lost its leaves; quality good, but too " hard to get" here, for us to plant it much. My vine, a very strong one, ripened about 100 berries, all told, and not one perfect bunch.


Second season also of its fruiting; a pretty strong vine set three bunches, which ripened about a week later than Hartford Prolific; not as foxy as that variety, but rather acid, and to my taste not any better; will hardly "pay" to plant

A number of other varieties, such as Northern Muscadine, Logan, Brown, Can-by's August, Dracut Amber, Franklin, Lenoir, North America, Diana, To Kalon, Anna, Kingsessing, I will not touch upon further, as they are either too inferior in . quality, or too unhealthy to pay for cultivating them here.

The seedling of Norton's Virginia, by Mr. Langendorfer, of this place, has fruited again, and is very likely to become a great acquisition. The vine is a strong grower; immensely productive; bunch long and very compact, often nine inches long; berry rather smaller than Norton, black, makes a brownish yellow wine, of great body and fine flavor, equal, if not superior, to any Madeira I ever tasted. It will be only of value here and further south, however, as it ripens a week later than its parent. - Wine has been made from it twice, and "takes " wonderfully with every one who tries it. It is not yet in the trade, and never will be, unless found superior in every Respect, therefore it has never been named as yet.

Of the Cynthiana and Arkansas I have already spoken before. They did well in every respect.

This is my experience here with grapes the last summer, and of course only a local one. My advice to your readers, North, South, East or West, is to try for themselves for their locations, and, after trying, plant that which suits them best, not what some would-be authority a thousand miles off, recommends to them as the "best grape, superior in quality over all others."

George Husmann.

Hermann, Mo., November 26, 1866.