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.
The secretary of the Rosebank Nurseries, at Nashville, says : This variety was first brought to our notice last year. It originated in Nashville, Tenn. It is an accidental seedling from a tree of the Wild Goose, which stood in close proximity to some peach trees, and the foliage and habit of the tree of the Blackman plum so much resembles the peach that it leads to the belief of a possible hybridization with the peach.
"The fruit is equal to the Wild Goose in size, as brilliant in color, a little later in the season of ripening, and of better quality, having more of the firmness of flesh found in foreign sorts. It makes a beautiful tree in a nursery, is as free from thorns and spurs, and as strong a grower as the peach".