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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
Cropping Good
Can vary from light to good cropping
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


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

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Overall disease resistance? Poor


Country of origin France
Period of origin 1550 - 1599
Fruit colour Green
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green