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Pollination of Old Green Gage gage trees

Your Old Green Gage gage tree is in flowering group 3. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties will pollinate this gage tree. (European plums, gages, damsons, cherry plums, mirabelles, bullaces will usually cross-pollinate if their flowering times overlap).

Pollenizer varieties in our catalogue

  1. Avalon is a large mid-season red/purple plum, similar to Victoria, with a very good flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  2. Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  3. Czar is a traditional culinary plum, one of the easiest plums trees, will even fruit on north-facing walls.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  4. Denniston's Superb is a gage-like green plum, raised in New York in the 19th century.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  5. Early Prolific is a very heavy-cropping early-season plum, raised by the famous Rivers nursery.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  6. One of the easier gages to grow, Early Transparent has attractive semi-translucent fruit.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  7. A good quality and cold-hardy early-season purple plum from Norway.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  8. Excalibur is a red-purple plum, similar to Victoria but with a better flavour for eating fresh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  9. One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Wavit
    • St. Julien
  10. Guinevere is a modern late-season dessert plum, with a good flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  11. Haganta is a new large blue plum from Germany, one of the latest-ripening and an excellent flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Partially self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  12. Herman is one of the best quality early-season plum varieties, blue/purple with yellow flesh.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  13. Jefferson is a a large yellow gage / plum, easy to grow, crops well, very juicy and great flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  14. Jubilee is a new heavy-cropping dessert plum variety, similar to Victoria but larger and more reliable.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  15. Marjorie's Seedling is an easy to grow, late-season, heavy cropping purple/black plum.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  16. Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • Wavit
    • St. Julien
  17. Mirabelle de Nancy is an old traditional Mirabelle, originating from north-east France.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  18. Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Early
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  19. Also known as Yellow Egg, Yellow Pershore is a self-fertile heavy cropping culinary plum.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • St. Julien
  20. The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  21. Seneca is a high-quality late-season large American plum with a notably sweet flavor.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Not self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out
  22. The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group:
    • Picking:
    • Available rootstocks:
    • VVA-1
    • Wavit
    • St. Julien
  23. Victoria is the classic English plum - attractive fruit, good for eating, and outstanding flavour for cooking. It's also easy to grow and very productive.

    Check pollinators >
    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Mid
    • Available rootstocks:
    • VVA-1
    • Wavit
    • St. Julien
  24. Warwickshire Drooper is a good quality dual-purpose yellow plum, with heavy crops.

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    • Pollination:
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertile
    • Picking: Late
    • Stock availability:
    • Sold-out

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Pollination between plum species

European Plums, Gages, Damsons, Bullaces, Mirabelles and Cherry Plums can usually cross-pollinate each other provided their flowering times overlap. However none of these species can cross-pollinate with Japanese Plums.

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