The classic plum of this area, dual purpose, dessert and culinary. Always ripe for Independence Day cobbler, one of the classic domestic dishes of the region. Outstandingly, even pungently aromatic, one fruit will perfume the kitchen. The aroma survives in jellies and any other cooked form. Round, dark red turning purple, with fleeting bloom, becomes too fragile and juicy if left on the tree. Amber flesh, pink at the pit. Should be harvested while firm. The oldest and still prototype of every commercial plum. End June - begin July. On Lovell.