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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

Growing

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

Using

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

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Average

Identification

Country of originFrance
Period of origin1750 - 1799
Fruit colourPurple - light
Blossom colourWhite