Greengages are an old plum that came to England from France, where they were called Reine Claude. In Germany, where they are much relished, they’re called Reneklode. “[W]hen quality alone is considered,” wrote nineteenth-century horticulturist Charles Mason Hovey, “the Green Gage must carry off the palm for excellence.”

My buddy Paul brought me a box of greengages yesterday, so today I’ll make a nice compote. #amjamming #greengage #renekloden #fruit #plums

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And here they are!