Greengage flowers ….. in white, green and orange.
(each flower is 1 cm. in diameter)
The first of these flowers have just blossomed. We had to wait five years from planting to having a crop, having wondering beforehand whether the trees were duds. Last year produced a stunning crop, well worth the wait. Fingers cross for a repeat
Greengages (reine claudes) in Europe - minus GB, that is - appreciate the fruit, and its jam is easy to find there.
It is the finest of all plums. An apt description:
The Greengage is a cultivar of plum with a delightful taste and beautiful confectionary flavor. These fruits were first developed in the Moissac commune in France from Ganerik which is a wild plum species with green fruits native to Asia Minor.