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  • Cambridge gage
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

greengage 'Cambridge Gage'

Cambridge gage

RHS award of garden merit £59.99
Pot size vVa-1 12lt (bush)
vVa-1 12lt (bush)
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drained
  • Rate of growth: slow growing
  • Ultimate size on VVA1 rootstock: 3 x 3m (10x10ft)
  • Ultimate size on St Julien rootstock: 6 x 6m (20x20ft)
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Reliable, heavy cropping gage that is similar to the old 'Greengage' variety. Single, cup-shaped white flowers appear in late spring, followed by yellow-green fruit with a superb, juicy flavour, which are ready for picking in early September. A good, vigorous grower that does set some fruit without a pollinator, though planting a late flowering plum, such as 'Marjorie's Seedling' will increase cropping. This bush has been grafted onto VVA-1 rootstock, which produces a plant that is similar in size to those grafted onto 'Pixy' rootstock. They also tend to produce a higher yeild of larger fruit on plants that show a better winter hardiness. Greengages will generally start to produce fruit when they are 3 - 4 years old, so you may need to wait a year or two before you enjoy the harvest.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.

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