Plum - Green gage

Prunus domestica

Plum Green gage fruit By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Green Gage is a European type plum with small-medium sized, roundish fruit with greenish-yellow skin. Flesh is amber-yellow coloured, firm, freestone. Good, sweet flavour. Tends to bear biannually. A favourite for cooking, canning and desserts. Ripens in late summer. Mid-season blooming. Forms relatively small tree. High chill.


Specifications of Plum - Green gage

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April

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Pollinators 2500

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Pollinators for the Plum - Green gage

Pollinate with another European plum to ensure fruit will set

Plum - Sugar


Extremely sweet, yellow fleshed fruit with red to dark red skin. Heavy and regular bearer of small fruit, long-oval in shape. Excellent for drying and jam making. Mid- to late season maturity. Requires a cold winter as it is high chill.

Plum - Green gage Reviews & Tips

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Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 2y ago


I will wait with in-trepidation to see if I get fruit , I hope I get enough chill .I was told it will fruit here , but I only get 3-400 chill hours .. Very heathy looking plant .Im going to see if I can get a Queen Garnet seed to germinate and fruit ,...

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 2y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Only just palnted

Dimity Cottage1
★★★★ 5y ago


I like to experiment with different fruits and this is one I have plenty of Preserving recipes for. do know i not fruit here but I live in Hope!!!!

★★★ 11y ago


didn't survive oct13 fires

★★★★ 12y ago

Talbot, VIC, Australia

 New planting this year. I have a Prune and Green Gage in Preston. The Green Gage prefers some protection from very hot sun and wind or burnt fruit results. Also have planted this year a Coe's Late Red and a Purple Gage.

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