Seedling Plum Produces Delectable Fruit in 1931


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/13/1931.

French H. Hoskins, prominent farmer of Arnoldsburg and member of the high school board of directors, was a pleasant caller at the Chronicle office one day last week.  He brought the Chronicle man a mighty pretty basket of fruit raised on his farms near Arnoldsburg.  The Yellow Transparent apples were just a little bit bigger and smoother than any we have ever seen and the early peaches were all that any Calhoun fruit grower would ask for.  But when we reached those Chinese plums - oh, boy!  They are about the size of a medium lemon, have a beautiful color and taste like the essence of honey and choice cantaloup blended with nectar of the gods.  The tree from which they come is a seedling and nothing like it, or the fruit it produces has ever been seen in this country.