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Madeleine plum

A traditional French dual-purpose purple plum.

Also known as

  • Madeleine Nomblot

USDA identification images for Madeleine

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Prunus domestica - European plum
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1951-082


    • Country of origin: France
    • Fruit colour: Blue - dark
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow
    • Fruit size: Small


    • Cling-stone: Freestone
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Picking month: August
    • Picking period: early August
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

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