A. Carothers & Co. presented to this office a fine lot of plums, the largest and most delicious we have ever seen. They were from the Willamotte [sic] Nursery, belonging to G.W. Walling, for which Carothers & Co. are agents. The fruit is of a light purple color and as large as a medium sized peach.
Source: Albany State Rights Democrat, August 9, 1872.