This uncommon Japanese variety is also uncommonly hardy. Most sources agree it was introduced by a Frederick Howard in the 1940s, but pinning down the details of it's origins becomes confusing. Some information sources suggest Mr. Howard discovered it, while others claim he crossed a Japanese Satsuma with a European Green Gage to come up with his 'Miracle'. Either way, the result is a highly desirable plum that is both unique and outstanding. When fully ripe, the large fruit is almost entirely covered by a crimson blush and the taste of it's firm, juicy, yellow flesh has been likened to pineapple or to a really sweet grapefruit. Bob Purvis, our stonefruit mentor, considers Howard Miracle a winner.
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