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.
A delicious little plum; ripe in the beginning of October. Shoots, smooth.
Fruit, below medium size; round, and marked with a shallow suture. Skin, greenish yellow, thickly covered with white bloom. Stalk, half an inch long, inserted in a pretty deep cavity. Flesh, yellowish white, firm, rather coarse-grained, but sweet and pleasantly flavoured, separating from the stone.
A dessert plum of second-rate quality; ripe in the beginning and middle of September. Shoots, smooth.
Fruit, large; roundish oval, marked with a suture, which is deep at the apex, and becomes shallow towards the stalk. Skin, deep golden yellow, with a few streaks of red about the stalk, which is half an inch long. Flesh, yellow, juicy, and melting, sugary, and richly flavoured, and adhering to the stone.
An excellent dessert plum; ripe in the middle of August. Shoots, smooth.
Fruit, an inch and three-quarters in diameter; roundish oval, with a faint suture. Skin, golden or deep yellow, speckled with crimson on the side next the sun. Stalk, three-quarters of an inch long, slender, deeply inserted. Flesh, yellow, with white veins, tender, juicy, sweet, brisk, and highly flavoured, adhering to the stone.
An excellent dessert plum; ripening in the beginning of September.
Yellow Magnum Bonum. See White Magnum Bonum.