Originated with Mr. E. BULL, of Concord, Mass. This variety seems to be

the choice of the majority throughout the country, and however much

opinions may differ about its quality, nobody seems to question its

hardiness, productiveness, health and value as a market fruit. Here it

is of very good quality--and our Eastern brethren have no idea what a

really well ripened Missouri grown Concord grape is. It seems to become

tter the further it is grown West and South; an observation which I

think applies with equal force to the Hartford Prolific, Norton's

Virginia, Herbemont and others.

Bunch large, heavy shouldered--somewhat compact; berries large, round,

black, with blue bloom; buttery, sweet and rich _here_, when well

ripened; with very thin skin and tender pulp. A strong and vigorous

grower; with healthy, hardy foliage; free from mildew, and but slightly

subject to rot; succeeds well in almost any soil; and is, so far, the

most profitable grape we grow. A fine market fruit, and also makes a

fine, light red wine, which is generally preferred to the Catawba. Can

be easily grown from cuttings.