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Reine Claude Violette

A traditional French gage first recorded in the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour. Also known as Purple Gage.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweeter

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin France
Period of origin 1750 - 1799
Fruit colour Purple - light
Blossom colour White