Plum - Reine Claude Violette

Reine Claude Violette Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent flavoured purple plum also known as Purple Gage

Origin: Europe 1780

Pollination:  Reine Claude Violette is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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Reine Claude Violette Plum Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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History and description of Reine Claude Violette

A old variety of unkown origin with the earliest records dating back to 1780.

Medium sized, round fruit with flat ends. Purple skin with a violet bloom studded with yellow dots. The green flesh is rather firmer than other gages. Free stone. Excellent rich, sweet gage flavour.

Upright, round-headed tree. Fairly good cropping.



Main characteristics of Reine Claude Violette

Use Dessert
Colour Purple
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright

Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Other names  Purple Gage