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Fruit tree comparison - Old Green Gage
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Old Green Gage

The definitive gage - Old Green Gage is arguably the best-flavoured of any plum variety.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill?Some needed
Can vary from light to good cropping
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening


Picking season?Late
Early September
Use / keeping?1-3 days
Flavour quality?Exceptional
Flavour styleSweeter

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Overall disease resistance?Poor


Country of originFrance
Period of origin1550 - 1599
Fruit colourGreen
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen