Is this the best plum I have tasted this year? Yes it is! and if you can find some, now is the time to go for it. They are incredibly juicy and have what I would define as a marzipan flavour. Lovely. At the moment I can find them everywhere in the markets and fruiteres in Nantes, but it won’t last. So go for it !

In French, they are named after the French Queen Claude, wife of Francois I, also called the good queen (was she a good plum too?)