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Prunus domestica ‘Knight’s Large Green Drying’

A Prunus domestica L. cultivar. ‘Fruit large, round, and marked with a shallow suture. Skin greenish-yellow, and covered with thin white bloom. Flesh yellowish, firm, not very juicy, sugary, and richly flavoured when highly ripened; adhering to the stone. Shoots smooth. A dessert plum. Ripe in the middle and end of September; and succeeds best against a wall.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.244/1860].



Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Raised by Thomas Knight; first fruited in 1838.’ [Plums of New York p.479].



History at Camden Park

Listed in Addenda to the 1857 catalogue as ‘Large drying’ [Plum no.22/1857].




Published May 27, 2010 - 04:58 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 05:10 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

  • Large Green Drying


Common Name

Dessert Plum, Drying Plum, early autumn

Name in the Camden Park Record

Large drying



Confidence level medium