- Dessert / culinary plum – quite sweet but with some acidity. Produces a pink syrup and an almond aroma when cooked.
- Medium large, oval fruit. Pinkish red skin when ripe with a pale blue bloom; yellow, grainy, firm juicy flesh.
- Season late August
- Moderately vigorous and a heavy cropper sometimes producing crops which are too heavy and result in small fruit or broken branches.
- Frost resistant and an excellent variety for this locality. RHS AGM.
The original seedling was found in a garden at Alderton, Sussex. It was bought by Denyer a nurseryman at Brixton in London who introduced the variety c 1840. It is the most widely grown commercial variety in the UK.