'Stump (of) the World' name origin?
In the "Endangered Heirlooms" thread is a link which mentions an apple variety called "Stump the world." After seeing that I came across the "Stump of the world" tomato variety in the Tomato Forum. Now I'm interested. Can two different plants with the same unusual name be a coincidence? What could be the source of the name? It's time to use Google.
Surprise! There is a peach variety named "Stump-the-World"
There's a lot of text there so you'll probably need to use Edit/Find in Internet Explorer, or whatever search feature your browser supports.
Probable false lead: Was there a "Stump of the world" plum?
The original page is apparently gone (along with the pictures), but this history of Lippitt Mill says that an early "Fruit of the Loom" label had the different fruit labeled and that the plum was "Stump of the World." However, no other mention of this plum variety turned up anywhere. I put it down to "artistic license."
That's odd: There was a "Stump of the World" brand of shoes in a 1907 catalog!
Well, I'm Googled out. Does anyone know anything more?