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Monsieur Hatif

(Early Orleans)
Monsieur Hatif is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Monsieur Hatif is a traditional dual-purpose plum variety, with blue / purple skin and golden flesh.

The plums are particularly juicy, with a fairly mild flavour, and ripen in early August - near the beginning of the main plum season. The stone comes away easily from the flesh.

Monsieur Hatif is well-known in northern France and Belgium, and appears to have originated in the 18th century. It is known in England as Early Orleans, and the Victoria fruit enthusiast Robert Hogg describes it as "A second-rate dessert plum, but excellent for culinary purposes".

 

 

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Monsieur Hatif organic plum trees for sale

  • 11-year tree on St. Julien A rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on Myrobalan rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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Growing and Training

Monsieur Hatif is easy to grow, partially self-fertile, and relatively untroubled by disease.


Monsieur Hatif characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodearly August
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1650 - 1699
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colourBlue - darkPurple
  • Fruit sizeLarge