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Green Gage Plum

Green Gage Plum

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Green Gage Plum

Prunus domestica 'Green Gage'

The Green Gage plum has been an American favorite since the time of Jefferson. It's yellowish-green fruit is small to medium and oval in shape with a juicy, smooth texture, amber flesh. Considered the ideal dessert plum, it is also good cooked, canned, or preserved. Ripens ahead of Stanley and Italian prunes.

Height

10-14 Feet

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Spread

10-14 Feet

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Hardiness Zone

4-8

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Item # Description Price
432 Green Gage Plum on Standard (Myro) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Prunus domestica 'Green Gage'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Green Gage is self-fertile so does not require a pollinator, but can be used to pollinate other European plums. It can have a tendency to bear biennially, so you may set a heavy crop one year, and the next year will be light.

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A Little History about Green Gage Plum

Named after the wife of Emperor Francis I of France and imported into England in the 18th Century by Sir Thomas Gage, who gave the plum it's current English name.

Prunus domestica 'Green Gage' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Self-fertile
Tends to biennial bear
Excellent pollinizer
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Upright habit
Harvest Period
Mid-season
Other Attributes
Sweet
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Uses
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking