(Lincecumii, Rupestris)

The notable qualities of America are vigor of growth and health of

foliage in vine, and persistence of berries, which have strongly

colored red juice, high sugar-content and excellent flavor. The grapes

wholly lack the foxy taste and aroma of Labrusca and the variety,

therefore, offers possibilities for breeding sorts lacking the foxy

flavor of Concord and Niagara. America has grea
resistance to heat

and cold. Also, it is said to be a suitable stock upon which to graft

Vinifera varieties to resist phylloxera. The vigor of the vine and the

luxuriance of the foliage make it an excellent sort for arbors.

America was grown by T. V. Munson, Denison, Texas, from seed of Jaeger

No. 43 pollinated by a male Rupestris. It was introduced about 1892.

Vine vigorous, hardy, productive. Canes long, numerous, dark

reddish-brown with heavy bloom; nodes enlarged, flattened;

tendrils intermittent, long, bifid. Leaves small, thin; upper

surface glossy, smooth; lower surface light green, hairy; lobes

lacking or faint, terminal one acute; petiolar sinus deep and

wide; teeth of average depth and width. Flowers self-sterile,

usually on plan of six, open late; stamens reflexed.

Fruit mid-season or later, keeps well. Clusters large, long,

broad, tapering, irregular, single-shouldered, compact; pedicel

short, slender with small warts; brush short, thick with red

tinge. Berries small, variable in size, round, purplish-black,

glossy with purplish-red pigment, astringent; flesh dull white

with faint red tinge, translucent, tender, melting, spicy, vinous,

sweet; good. Seeds free, two to five, long, pointed,