Greengage 'Cambridge Gage'

Greengage - Greengage  'Cambridge Gage'

Common Name: Greengage
Genus: Greengage
Cultivar: 'Cambridge Gage'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Ultimate size on St Julien rootstock: 6 x 6m (20x20ft)
  • Other features: a juicy culinary or desert gage (early September)

    Reliable heavy cropping gage that is similar to the old 'Greengage' variety. Single cup-shaped white flowers appear in late spring followed by yellow-green fruit with a superb juicy flavour which are ready for picking in early September. A good vigorous grower that does set some fruit without a pollinator though planting a late flowering plum such as 'Marjorie's Seedling' will increase cropping.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.