Reine Claude Boddaerts plum trees
Prunus domestica 'Reine Claude Boddaerts'
- Gardening skill: Average
- Picking season: Mid
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 3
Reine Claude Boddaerts, or Boddaert's Green Gage is a traditional European green gage plum.
It has the characteristic rich sweet flavor of a green gage, but the fruit size is notably larger. Like many green gages, the fruits have a yellow-green hue, sometimes flecked with crimson spots.
The flesh is not as juicy as some varieties - which is often useful in cookery.
The stone does not come away from the flesh.
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How to grow
Reine Claude Boddaerts is of slightly above-average vigor and produces a good strong spreading tree. It ripens slightly ahead of old Green Gage, and may bear at an earlier age.
It is not self-fertile, but will be pollinated by most other European plums.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Reine Claude Boddaert is thought to have been raised by a Mr Beil of Deinze in Belgium in the 1840s, and is almost certainly a Green Gage seedling. It is mentioned by the Victorian English fruit enthusiast Robert Hogg, and became known in the US in the 1870s.
Reine Claude Boddaerts characteristics
- Picking season:
Eating fresh Cooking Dual purpose (eat + cook)
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- Cold hardiness (USDA):
(5) -20F / -29C
- Summer average maximum temperatures:
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
- Country of origin:
- Period of origin:
1800 - 1849
- Fruit color:
Green / Yellow
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