This section is from the book "The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain", by Robert Hogg. Also available from Amazon: The Fruit Manual.
Fruit, above medium size; roundish oval. Skin, yellow, strewed with crimson dots, and covered with thin bloom. Stalk, rather long, set in a small depression.
Flesh, yellow, rather firm, coarse, very juicy and very sweet, adhering to the stone.
A second-rate dessert plum; ripe in the end of August. Shoots, smooth.
Fruit, above medium size; round, marked with a suture, which is swollen on one side. Skin, yellow, clouded with green, and covered with a thin bloom. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, inserted in a small cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, not very juicy, but exceedingly rich and sugary, adhering slightly to the stone.
Fruit, the size of Washington, about two inches in diameter; round, marked with a shallow suture, which terminates in a depression at the apex. Skin, rich orange-yellow, strewed with crimson spots, and covered with thin bloom. Stalk, about a quarter of an inch long, inserted in a rather deep cavity. Flesh, yellow, firm, very juicy, sweet, and with a rich vinous flavour, separating from the stone.
Fruit, medium sized; oval, marked with a faint suture, one side of which is higher than the other. Skin, yellow, mottled and streaked with dull green. Stalk, short. Flesh, greenish, separating from the stone, juicy, melting, and with a sweet and brisk flavour.
An early plum; ripening in the middle of August. Shoots, downy.
Fruit, very large; roundish oval, marked with a shallow suture. Skin, greenish yellow, covered with a thin bloom. Stalk, short and stout, inserted in a small round cavity. Flesh, greenish yellow, rather coarse, but rich and sugary, and with a fine brisk flavour; it adheres to the stone.
A fine, large, and richly flavoured plum; ripe in the end of August. Shoots, downy.
This del icious plum is originally from the United States of America. It was raised by a Mr. Keyser, of Pennsylvania, and was brought into notice by Dr. W. E. Hulings.
Fruit, large; obovate. Skin, purple, marked with yellow streaks. Stalk, stout, an inch or more in length. Flesh, greenish yellow, tender and juicy, with a rich, sugary flavour, and adhering to the stone.
An excellent late dessert plum; ripe in October. It will hang till it shrivels, and is then very rich in flavour; and after being gathered, if wrapped in silk paper will, if kept in a dry place, last for many weeks. It is also an excellent drying plum. Young shoots, smooth.
Raised by Mr. T. A. Knight, and named after Ickworth Park, near Bury St. Edmunds.