Oullins plum is one of the largest and most attractive European gage plums. Oullins is a highly esteemed golden gage. The original tree was discovered by chance during the 1850's in Coligny, near Lyons, so there is no record of its parents. The first man to sell the tree commercially was Monsieur Massot, who decided to name it after his home town of Oullins. The flavor is exceptionally sweet, tender and succulent. Almost cylindrical, green fruit turns white and pale gold with a fine white blush when mature. Does better in cooler climates than most gage plums. Self-fertile.
Growing Considerations for Reine Claude d'Oullins France 1856
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Late
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: A few weeks
Origin Date: 1800`s
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Rootstock: Mariana (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits