Claudia Tolosa (Greengage)


Greengages are often regarded as a separate type of fruit to plums, but they are a plum cultivar developed from a green wild plum. They are one of those unique and beautiful fruit that we look out for each summer.

Claudia Tolosa is a late season greengage variety. It differs in appearance to the more common Reine Claude with a slightly lighter, yellower skin colour.  It is also slightly different in eating quality, typical of late season varieties, in having flesh that is more firm and juice levels that are succulent.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***

Claudia Tolosa is an enjoyable late greengage.

Sweet, juicy, slightly firm.

Names: Claudia Tolosa; Prunus insititia

Origin: Originally from Armenia, greengages are derived from the bullace (a wild plum, similar to Sloe, but without the thorns). In UK, they are named after Sir Thomas Gage, who received stocks from his brother in France early in the 18th century. In France, they are called Reine Claude after the wife of Francois I (1494-1547). Claudia Tolosa is a selection of Reine Claude.

Grown in: Spain

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