The Greengage (Reine Claude) is a strange fruit. One minute it is green and unripe, the next it is yellow-ish and so sweet that it's almost impossible to eat. Catching them 'just right' is a cat-n-mouse game that takes considerable guile.
This year our tree is surprisingly loaded and bug free. Normally almost every fruit is inhabited by some bucolic vilain that leaves a transparent dribble from its temporary home.
2018 will be a good year. We will freeze plenty, as well as having occasional pies. We will also consume plenty in situ; the best way.
It's a pity my ordinary Plums aren't doing as well.