Prunus domestica 'English Gage'


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A small, deliciously sweet plum with a rich flavour that crops in late August. The skin is greenish-apricot and the flesh yellow. It's self-fertile and one of the best for taste. Plums can be grown as fans against walls or cordons, or half-standard or standard trees. Since the spring flowers are easily damaged by frost (which adversely affects the crop), throw a fleece over the bush if a frost is predicted.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: domestica

Cultivar: English Gage

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to plant: September to November

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