The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Vine growing in America

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867. The vine, Dr. Dean observes (New England Georgical Dictionary, in loco Massachusetts, 1797.), 'may, without doubt, be cultivated in every latitude of the North American states. There are wild grapes (Vitis vulpina) in the neighbourhood of Boston.' He has known a good wine made from their juice; and seen excellent eating grapes produced in the American gardens, without any extraordinary culture. We have tasted an excellent wine made from the Isabella grape, grown in Prince's Nursery in Long Island ; it reminded us of the hocks which we have drunk at Stuttgard and Heilbronn, in Wirtemberg.