Greengages – Reine Claude
There are lots of plum varieties around the shops and markets now but worth looking out for are greengages. This plum was developed in France, where it is known as Reine Claude. Prized as a great desert plum, it is widely grown in Western Europe but not so well known here. They are a very sweet eating plum but wait until the skin changes from green to a slight yellow colour for optimal sweetness.