Plum - Reine Claude de Bavay

Reine Claude de Bavay Plum

Prunus domestica
A very good late ripening self-fertile greengage widely grown in France.

Origin: Belgium 1832

Pollination:  Reine Claude de Bavay is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Reine Claude de Bavay Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Reine Claude de Bavay

Reine Claude de Bavay was raised by Major Esperens at Malines, Belgium c 1832 from an open pollinated Greengage. Named Bavay in honour of the Director of the Horticultural Station at Vilvoorde. Brought to England by Thomas Rivers c 1846.

Medium sized, round oblong fruit. Light green skin turning pale yellow with many red and white dots. Deep yellow, soft, juicy flesh. Rich, sweet gage flavour.

Small compact tree. Self-fertile but light cropping like most gages. Can be grown successfully in most parts of the UK but best grown in a sheltered garden or on a south facing wall in colder regions.

Main characteristics of Reine Claude de Bavay

Use Dessert
Colour Green
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  Sep

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Erratic
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Progeny  Laxton's Early Gage
Other names  Bavay's Green Gage