The Underwood plum is a medium to large plum, weighing about 34g, with an oblong or conic form. The skin is red and moderately thick, with a somewhat tart flavour. The aromatic flesh is golden yellow; tender, sweet and very juicy. These plums are ready for harvest for us around mid-August. They have a relatively long ripening period over a couple of weeks, and also store better than other plums; although they still have a limited fresh storage life. They are excellent for dessert and for jam.