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Reine Claude de Bavay

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.  Pollination partners

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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.

Characteristics of Reine Claude de Bavay plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useSep
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Pollination date20
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyLaxton's Early Gage