• EU deliveries re-starting:
  • Deliveries of fruit trees to European customers will re-commence in autumn 2023, and you can pre-order now.More>
Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
Orange Pippin Trees UK logo
Reset comparisons

Fruit tree comparisons


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette

A traditional French gage first recorded in the 18th century, noted for its excellent flavour. Also known as Purple Gage.
remove

Growing


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Gardening skillExperienced
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
top

Using


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Picking monthSeptember
Picking seasonLate
Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
CroppingHeavy
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
top

Problems


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Disease resistanceAverage
Fruit splittingSome susceptibility
top

Identification


Plum trees
Reine Claude Violette
Country of originFrance
Period of origin1750 - 1799
Fruit colourPurple - light
Fruit sizeAverage
top