Reine Claude de Oullins plum tree is one of the largest and most attractive European gage plums. Oullins plums are highly esteemed golden gage plums. 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. Reine Claude de Oullins plum tree produces a flavor that 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. For further information on the Reine Claude de Oullins plum see below for assistance selecting this heirloom plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Oullins Plum
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin Date: France 1856
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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