Unique, uncommon, and unusual are all apt adjectives for this hardy, highly flavoured and highly favoured gage type plum. First grown by a Count Althann's gardener in Swoyschitz, Bohemia, back in the 1850s, it is also known as 'Reine Claude Conducta' in some locations. The large, luminous, lavender-pink plum is certainly endowed with skin-deep beauty, but as one bites into the rich amber flesh, the real appeal becomes evident. Somewhat crisp and very sweet, it delivers delight in every juicy morsel. With proven hardiness, down to -35°C, Count Althann becomes a viable option for many backyard plum growers.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4 | HARVEST : LATE AUG.