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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of Mr. B.'s grapes. As several of your Committee were members in '54, and being of the "same opinion still," they would only add that these seedlings had certainly not deteriorated in either appearance or quality, notwithstanding the unfavorable season for the ripening of grapes. E. S. Rogers, of Salem, presented samples of fifteen hybrid seedling grapes, produced by crossing the Black Hamburg and Sweetwater with a large native grape called the " Mammoth." A majority of your Committee compared these attentively with the Isabella, Diana and Concord varieties, and regret to say that they did not find any to fully equal the Isabella or Diana in their general qualities. They observed a marked difference in the numbers, and made a record for future reference. Mr. R. writes that "the two best by far of them all, are gone, having had only a bunch or two--that his vines are hardy--that he has in all forty-five now growing, most of which will probably fruit another year." Among so many we shall hope for a good wine grape adapted to our northern climate. The Committee should have the privilege of knowing the time of ripening, on or before the 15th of September. Mr. Rogers will doubtless another year meet all the requirements of the Society for premium, which he is probably aware cannot be awarded, if deserved, until the fruit is tested by the Committee two years. He has commenced in the right way, and such efforts will in time be rewarded, more substantially than by even our highest prize or praise. Experiments, whether novel or common, begun, watched and perfected under one's own directions, have indeed their gratifying reward as they progress, and may be a lasting honor to the author and aboon...
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