It is plum season here. At the store there is a larger variety of plums than I've ever seen in one place. I picked up 2 varieties that were new to me. The little yellow plums are called Mirabelle plums. They are a specialty from the Lorraine region of France. The name Mirabelle means beautiful.
The green ones are from the Moissac region of France and are called Reine (Queen) Claude. They are named in honor of Claude the Duchess of Brittany. At 18% sugar, Reine Claudes are thought of as the finest dessert plum. Reine Claude plums are sometimes called Greengage plums.
The girls and I preferred the Reine Claudes. Although both types were sweet, the Reine Claudes have a less dense, more juicy texture. Have you tried either of these?