Green Gage Plum Tree
Don’t let the color fool you, the standard for plum quality since the 17th century, Green Gage Plum is one of a group of classic and highly prized European Plum varieties. Green Gage bears large crops of yellowish green, juicy, firm and tender, oval fruit . Very sweet and richly flavorful, Green Gage Plum is great for fresh eating, baking, preserves, and canning. Furthermore, the green color keeps the neighborhood kids from stealing all your fruit because most people are used to plums being green AND ripe. What a treat this plum is.
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 like, Mirabelle for better crops.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Juicy, sweet
Fruit Skin: Yellowish-green
Fruit Flesh: Greenish-yellow
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