The Reine Claude Doree plum tree was introduced to England in the 18th Century by Sir Thomas Gage. Highly regarded in the states by plum aficionados dating back to Jefferson. The Reine Claude Doree plums are a small fruit packed with juicy, smooth texture. Reine Claude Doree plums have a rich complex flavor that lingers on the tongue providing an ideal dessert fruit. Also can be cooked canned or preserved. It's absolutely one of the best stone fruits we offer. For further information on the Reine Claude Doree plum see below for assistance selecting this heirloom plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Reine Claude Doree
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1700`s
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.
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