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Reine Claude de Bavay

The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Suitable for beginners
Cropping Light
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Weak growing
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Early September
Use / keeping? 1-3 days
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average

Identification

Country of origin Belgium
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Green
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green