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Monsieur Hatif plum trees

(Early Orleans)
Prunus domestica
Monsieur Hatif is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

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".



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Monsieur Hatif organic plum trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on St. Julien A rootstock23.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock23.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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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
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1650 - 1699
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colourBlue - darkPurple