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Lindsey Gage plum trees

Prunus domestica
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Lindsey Gage is a lesser-known English green gage, but with a high quality sweet gage-like flavour. It is very similar to Cambridge Gage, and probably related in some way.

Lindsey Gage ripens towards in August, and is equally good as a fresh dessert plum or for culinary purposes.

Lindsey Gage plum trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £42.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

As with most green gages Lindsey Gage prefers a dry climate and does best when planted in a sunny aspect.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Lindsey Gage is thought to originate from the area of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, and is probably a seedling of Cambridge Gage.

Lindsey Gage characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourVigorous
  • Bearing regularityRegular

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourGreen - light
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit