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Early Transparent Gage

Early Transparent Gage makes a good choice if you want to grow a gage which is not as fussy as the Old Green Gage. Cropping is heavy by gage standards (although still light compared with many plums) and it is reasonably reliable.

Early Transparent Gage has the rich sweet gage-like flavor and aroma of a genuine gage, but it is also a good culinary variety producing a well-flavored straw-colored jam.

Prunus domestica

Early Transparent Gage plum trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

By gage standards, Early Transparent Gage is quite easy to grow and the tree is a bit more vigourous than most gages. It can be grown in the north of the UK but benefits from a south-facing situation.

History

Early Transparent Gage was raised by the famous Rivers Nursery in Hertfordshire in the 1860s, from an open-pollinated Transparent Gage (Reine Claude Diaphane). It is one of the "diaphanous" gages, on account of its translucent skin and flesh.

Early Transparent Gage characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Useful forEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Cooking resultPuree
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Fruit splittingSome susceptibility
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange flush