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Plum, Old Greengage

Prunus domestica Old Greengage

  • Type/Rootstock

    Maiden, St Julien A, Bare Root (Pre-order (Plants not dormant))

  • £34.95
Size / Type Price per item for
1+
Price per item for 1+
Maiden StJA Br
£34.95
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  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant, Maidn = Maiden
    Rootstock - St Julien A

    VAT is not chargeable on these plants.

This true greengage may not carry such a high yield as modern varieties, but the fruit, with its translucent flesh, has an unsurpassable, excellent, old fashioned flavour. Considered by many to be the best flavoured gage available. Named after Sir William Gage who imported the variety to the United Kingdom from Armenia in 1724. Must have a pollinator to ensure regular crops,

Pollinators

Plum, Old Greengage is in pollination group 2, and requires a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3, click here for a list of suitable plums trees.

Plum, Old Greengage is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant

Maiden - A maiden tree is a single stemmed tree which has not been trained so can be trained into whatever form you wish. It typically is between 1-2 metres tall and will have a few side shoots.

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Rootstocks

Rootstocks are used to restrict the vigour of fruit trees and allow a range to grow in a small space. They can also contribute to the disease resisting abilities of the plant.[from RHS - Update]

St Julien A - A semi-vigorous rootstock that is suitable for growing bush, half standard and fan trees. Typically fruits after 3 or 4 years and requires staking for 5 years. Tree spacing 5m (18ft). Ultimate height as trained as bush: 4.5-5m (14-18ft).

    • SKU
      PLUO1
  • Pollination
    • Pollination Group
      Group 2
    • Self Fertile
      Yes
  • Type/Rootstock
    • Type/Rootstock
      Maiden, St Julien A, Bare Root
    • Plant Type
      Maiden
    • Rootstock
      St Julien A
  • Fruit Type
    • Fruit Type
      Cooker
      Dessert/Eater
  • Season of Use
    • Season of Use
      Mid August
    • Month
      August
  • Old English Variety
    • Old English Variety
      Yes
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
      Yes