One Result of Stonelessness
The previous photo showed the normal attachment of the stem to the stone of the fruit. The stoneless plum obviously lacks this support. Hence if the plum is very large the flesh may be drawn out at the point of attachment of the stem by the weight of the fruit, thus pulling the plum out of shape, as shown in this figure. So strength of skin and firmness of texture are points that Mr. Burbank must bear in mind in developing a new race of stoneless fruit.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 4