Cambridge Gage is a classic English green gage, with a high quality gage-like flavor. It is a close substitute for the traditional Old Green Gage, but easier to grow.
Cambridge Gage ripens towards the end of August, and is equally good as a fresh dessert plum or for culinary purposes.
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Cambridge Gage is very similar to Old Green Gage in most respects but is generally found to be a more reliable cropper with consistent crops from year to year.
As with most green gages it prefers a dry climate and does best when planted in a sunny aspect.
Cambridge Gage is partially self-fertile (unlike Old Green Gage) but it helps if there is another pollinator nearby - the popular Victoria plum tree is a good choice.
Cambridge Gage is thought to be a seedling of Old Green Gage, and was grown commercially in the Cambridge area by the jam manufacturers Chivers in the early 20th century. It was probably discovered at the end of the 19th century.