|Property rights||free variety|
|Blooming date||medium early to medium, ideal to high blossom density|
|Ripening time||early, 5. plum week, shortly before ‘Oullins Reneklode’|
|Scale, shape||medium to large, 55–60 mm, more or less round, very limited suture|
|Colour||uniformly coloured blue, heavy bloom|
|Fruit flesh||yellow-orange, amber when fully ripe, pleasant fine-cell texture, very juicy, firmer skin with fine acidity|
|Taste||at the first pick spicy-aromatic, with increasing maturity full-bodied taste|
|Cracking sensitivity||very low|
|Stone separability||small stone tends to stick to the flesh|
|Plum pox||under examination|
|Storage||for an early variety very good|
|Vigour||medium strong, semi upright to spreading, fruiting branches tilting, well garnished and branched, less tendency to blind wood, medium green leaf, not clossy|
|Crop load||early setting, ideal to high, fruits hang uniformly dense with a slight tendency to form clusters, thorough and timely fruit thinning required to achieve good fruit size and excellent aroma|
Reine Claude Souffriau is an old variety with a very attractive exterior and highly aromatic fruits.
The early ripening time of this highly interesting fruits, ripening just before ‘Oullins Reneklode’, opens the gage season in our range and thus expands the diversity of offers from direct marketers.