Growing Calendar for Old Fashioned Greengage - Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
The Old Green Gage is considered to be the definitive ‘gage’ variety, it is often considered to be the best tasting of any plum variety available.
It was described by a Victorian fruit enthusiast named Robert Hogg as being “Tender, melting, and very juicy, with a rich, sugary and most delicious flavour”. H.V Taylor the author of ‘The Plums of England’ in 1949 rates the Greengage as being “for all purposes unsurpassed”.
When compared to the attractive deep maroon colouring of most other plums, the appearance of the Old Green Gage fruit appears fairly boring, the plums are fairly small and are a plain green colour, they turn to a more attractive yellow when they are ripe.
If you are looking for a plum that has excellent flavour for both eating fresh and for use in cooking this variety is unbeatable.
This Old Fashioned Greengage variety has a delicious sweet, rich flavoured with translucent flesh. There is no wonder this variety is described as the best greengage for excellent flavour!
This brilliant variety has RHS Award of Garden Merit and is self-fertile.
Rootstock: St Julian A
Flowering Group: FG3
Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 4m/13ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
Tree palnted in a pot awaiting final planting position
plant was dry when delivered, i planted it immediately and am still waiting to see some form of life in the plant.
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
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