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Reine Claude Violette

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.  Pollination partners

Reine Claude Violette plum and gage trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of Reine Claude Violette plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date0
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners