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Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette

A traditional French gage first recorded in the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour. Also known as Purple Gage.
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Growing


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Gardening skillExperienced
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
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Using


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Picking seasonLate
CroppingHeavy
Keeping1-3 days
Useful forEating fresh
Culinary
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Problems


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Disease resistanceAverage
Fruit splittingSome susceptibility
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Climate


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Climate typeTemperate climates
Warm climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Country of originFrance
Period of origin1750 - 1799
Flower colourWhite
Fruit colourPurple - light
Fruit sizeAverage
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