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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Reine Claude Violette 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   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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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
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Purple Gage