Plums, Gages & Damsons Eating Mid Season Fruiting Pollination Group C
Pollinator Self fertile
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Description of Reine Claude de Bavay Trees & Fruit:
This classic greengage variety is reliable, has a good crop size and sweet fruit that are best for eating fresh.
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Characteristics of Reine Claude de Bavay Trees:
Growing Reine Claude de Bavay Plum Trees:
Rich soil is important - dig in plenty of good manure and compost before planting.
Soil drainage must be good.
The more sun your trees get the better your crops will be.
Reine Claude de Bavay Rootstocks:
Your trees are grown on the semi-dwarfing rootstock Pixy. This is perfect for wire-trained shapes like fans and it can also make a freestanding tree 3 metres high.
Pollination Partners for Reine Claude de Bavay:
Your trees must be pollinated to make fruit. Your trees are in pollination group C, which means that they will cross pollinate with trees in groups B, C and D of our plum tree pollination table.
History & Parentage of Reine Claude de Bavay:
Reine Claude de Bavay was named after the Director of the Vilvoorde Horticultural Station, near Brussels. It's parentage is unknown. It was raised by Major Esperens in 1832. The nurseryman Thomas Rivers imported it to Britain in 1846. Today, it is one of the most common commercial varieties in France; if you've bought greengages in the supermarker before, it's likely that they were Bavay gages.
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