About the PRUNE "REINE-CLAUDE" PLUM*
Reine-claude is a plum belonging to the European plum family along with plum, mirabelle plum and Agen plum. This small round stone fruit, greenish yellow in color. This low acid variety with yellow skin and flesh is firm, very sweet and very juicy. Reine-claude is mainly cultivated in Midi-Pyrénées and represents more than 30% of plum production in France. The rendering of the plant may vary depending on the time of year.
Fruit Tree Details
Self-pollinating. Ready to eat around August 15 in Montréal Area.
- Genus: Prunus
- Species: P. Domestica
- Variety: REINE-CLAUDE
- Hardiness zone: 4
- Height at maturity: 4 m
- Width at maturity: 4 m
- Color of the flower: White
- Mature form: Spreading
Fruit Name: REINE-CLAUDE PLUM
- Fruit Color: Pinkish-red fruit with yellow flesh
Foliage: Green becoming red orange in fall
Fruit Tree Care Guide by Notorious BIOVERTCITÉ
This potted fruit tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It prefer sandy potted mix soil type + coarse barks and pH (neutral to acidic). It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. It will benefit from being disposed in a relatively sheltered location from prevailing winds. Prune during dormancy (late March, early April). All dead or damaged branches must be eliminated to prevent diseases. Fertilize one time in early May (1/2) and second time in early June (2/2). For POTTED FRUIT TREES, a regular supply of water is required, mainly in drought periods.