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LIST OF NECTARINES.
a fine rich melting fruit, full of sweet juice, and a good bearer; it ripens late in August.
8. Fairchild's Early; this is a small early nectarine, of a fine red colour, the flesh is melting and full of fine juice; is ripe about the middle of August.
9. Vermash; this is a fine late nectarine, of a green colour, a little inclined to red towards the sun; it ripens late in September.
10. Italian; this is a fine large nectarine, of a deep red next the sun, full of rich juice, and is greatly admired; it ripens early in Septem
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF NEC
Those marked with an Asterisk (*) are described in the explanatory List
Par. 94. The principal part of this delicious fruit is grown in hot-houses and vineries, as our climate will not admit of their coming to perfection in the open air, excepting a few sorts. Those will be found in the explanatory list which will suit the different situations best.
I know of no grape for the open wall to equal the Royal Muscadine; it seldom fails to ripen, is a great bearer, and a most excellent grape for the dessert; it also makes very fine wine.
EXPLANATORY LIST OF GRAPE VINES.
Those marked with W..are for the Wall—those V. are for the Vinery-and those H. are the Hot-house.
Par. 95.-1. Royal Muscadine, by some
called the Malmsey; this is an excellent grape for the wall or vinery, the berries when ripe are of an amber colour, large, round, and very fine flavoured; it is one of the best white grapes we have for the open wall, for it is a great bearer and seldom fails to ripen. W. V. H.
.2 Black Muscadine: this is a great bearer, and will often ripen against the open wall the berries are handsome, having a very fine purple bloom. V.
3. Black Damascus; this is a very fine large black grape, full of rich juice, and highly esteemed. H.
4. White Muscat of Alexandria; this grape is in high estimation for the hot-house, the berries are of a fine oval shape, the bunches long and large, and the flavour much admired. H.
5. White Muscat ; this is a good bearer, with large berries of rather an amber colour. V. H.
6. White Chasselas, called by some the White Muscadine; this is a very good grape for the wall, the berries rather resemble the Royal Muscadine, but are not so large. W.
7. Elford's Seedling; this grape is remarkable for its bearing, the seed being sown in January 1821, and fruit produced from the seedling was exhibited at a meeting of the Horticultural Society, on the 1st of October 1822; it is a tolerably good grape. W. V.
8. The Black Tripoli; this is a very fine black grape, with large berries, full of fine rich juice. H.
9. Black Muscadel has rather a peculiar flavour, but is generally considered pleasant, the berries are black, of an oval shape, and large. H.
10. Red Muscadel; the bunches of this grape grow very large, and likewise the berries, which are red. H.
11. Black Alicant or Spanish; this is a tolerably large sized black grape, and the flavour were generally admired. V. H.
12. Black Frontinac; the berries of this grape are not very large, full of fine rich juice, and are greatly admired. V. H.
13. White Frontinac; the berries of this grape are small and round, the bunches grow
long and tolerably large; the juice has a very peculiar flavour, but it is highly esteemed.
14. Grizzly Frontinac; this grape is rather of a brown red colour, very fine, and generally admired. V. H.
15. Red Frontinac; the berries of this grape are rather large, of a dingy red colour; it is considered a very fine grape. V. H.
16. Black Hamburgh; this grape, for the hothouse or vinery, cannot be excelled; the berries are large, round, and handsome, and the bunches well formed; it is a great bearer, and of excellent flavour. V. H.
16. Red Hamburgh; this is a tolerably good grape, the berries are of a dark red colour. V. H.
18. White Sweet Water; the flavour of this grape is most excellent, the berries are of a tolerable size, but the bunches do not grow handsomely. W.V. H.
19. New White Sweet Water; this is a most excellent grape, a great bearer, and the bunches not so irregular as the former. W. V. H.