Gages

Gages

Gages are like extra sweet juicy plums with a fantastic flavour.

Pixy root maidens or two year trees on St Julien A or Pixy rootstocks.

St Julien A rootstock produces bushes or half standards 3.5-4m (12-14 ft) high, and is also suitable for fans.

Pixy is a semi-dwarfing rootstock producing bushes 2.7-3.6 m (9-12 ft) high.

See damsons and bullaces, and plums also for cross pollination possibilities.

Some of the varieties below require cross pollination; choose a variety with the same or an adjacent flower group (eg. ‘B’ will be pollinated by A, B or C). sf = self-fertile, psf = partially self-fertile, ss = self-sterile. Bullaces and damsons are hardier and thriftier than plums and are rarely troubled by diseases.

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Cambridge Gage

late Aug

D

Denniston’s Superb

Aug

C    sf

Early TransparentAugD    sf

Old Greengage

Aug

D    psf

Oullins Golden Gage

Aug

D    psf

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Coe’s Golden DropLate SeptC    sf

Jefferson

Aug-Sept

B    ss