This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"\V.," Cayuga, N. Y., says: "I send you today a sample of my new seed ling plum, 'The Shipper's Pride.' This plum has been under my notice for five years, and has borne good crops each year. I would be glad to get a favorable notice from you if the plum will bear it".
[A large, round, dark purple plum of excellent flavor. We are delighted with everything about it except its name. It is bound to be shortened to "Shipper," or "Pride," if it should be lucky enough to get into general use. - Ed. G. M].