Extend your enjoyment of Plums with Bavay’s Gage Plum Tree, an exceptional European variety. This very productive and self-fertile Gage Plum bears good crops of yellowish-green fruit with candy-sweet, golden flesh. Bavay’s Gage Plum ripen in late September and hangs on the tree for several weeks.
Latin Name: Prunus x domestica
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety for best crops.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Yellowish-green
Fruit Flesh: Golden
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-8