Gages are related to Plums, but have smaller and more rounded yellow-green fruit. Whilst very hardy, they prefer slightly warmer conditions to plums to ensure there is sufficient sunshine to ripen the fruit.
They are best planted in sheltered south or west-facing sites in northern parts of the UK.
An excellent old fashioned gage, flavoursome and reliable.
Large golden fruit with a good flavour. AGM.
Sweet juicy yellow flesh with a reddish skin. Reliable cropper giving high yields.
Resistant to canker. AGM.
Trees are supplied bare rooted during their dormant season (usually from mid-November to the end of March depending on the weather). It is recommended that bare root trees are planted within a day or two of arrival but they may be stored for longer in a cool place or 'heeled' in to a mound or pot of compost until you are ready for planting. Don't allow the roots to dry out or freeze - wrap in hessian or other insulating material if necessary. Soak the roots before planting and water in well.
AGM - The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM) helps home gardeners make informed choices about plants. It is only awarded to a plant that meets the following criteria:
Very vigorous (Ultimate height ~4m) – Brompton
Semi-vigorous (Ultimate height 3 – 3.5m) –SJA
Semi-dwarf (Ultimate 2.5 – 3m) –Pixy, VVA-1
Maiden (mdn) – 1 yr old tree 1 to 2m in height; may be feathered depending on variety and root
Bush (bush) – well-formed head on a clean stem, 2 years old
Half Standard (hst) – Clear stem of 1m supporting a well branched head, 2-3 years old
Standard (std) - Clear stem of 1.75m supporting a well branched head, 2-3 years old
You will need a tree (of a different variety) to cross-pollinate with, for those trees which are not self-fertile. The cross-pollinator should belong to a pollination group the same or either side of the tree to be pollinated (i.e. for a C1 you would need a C2; for a C2 a C1, C2 or C3 would be required).
Let us help you make the most of your garden!
Bennybeg Plant Centre
Muthill Road, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4HN
Tel. 01764 656345
Bennybeg Plant Centre is an independent garden centre near
Crieff, Perthshire, run by people who are passionate about plants.
Sign up and we will
keep you up to date
by email with news
about seasonal plants
and activities in the gardening year.
Monday - Sunday
9.00am to 5.00pm
October to February
Monday - Sunday
9.00am to 5.30pm
March to September