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Reine Claude Doree

Reine Claude Doree
Reine Claude Doree is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Reine Claude Doree is a traditional French gage, very similar to Old Green Gage. Indeed it is probably the ancestor of all the green gages, although when ripe Reine Claude Doree takes on an attractive green-golden hue which is only occasionally apparent in the English green gages.

The flavour is generally regarded as amongst the best of all plums and gages.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Reine Claude Doree 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

Reine Claude Doree is generally easy to grow, particularly compared to other gages. It is quite a vigorous tree, with a somewhat vertical habit until fruiting starts (when the weight of fruit naturally pulls down the branches).

It is heavier-cropping than most gages, and can lapse into biennial bearing (fruiting in alternate years) if allowed to over-crop. Thinning of the fruitlets in June reduces this tendency, although thinning plum fruitlets by hand is a tedious job. However it also improves fruit size and quality.


Reine Claude Doree characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Fruit splittingSome susceptibility
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colourGreen