Plum - Early Transparent Gage

Early Transparent Gage Plum

Prunus domestica
One of the best and the most popular of the yellow gages. Self-fertile and suitable for most parts of the UK.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1866

Pollination:  Early Transparent Gage is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Early Transparent Gage Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained *Reduced Price*
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Bush
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Early Transparent Gage

Early Transparent Gage was raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire in 1866 from an open pollinated Transparent Gage. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1898 and adopted as a commercial variety in the UK.

Medium sized, round-oblong fruit. Primrose yellow bloomy skin with red dots.Yellow juicy flesh. Stone free. Very sweet with an excellent gage flavour. One of the best dessert gages and also useful for jam making.

Moderately vigorous upright tree. Good reliable cropper but fruit can be small if not thinned when heavy crops are produced.

Main characteristics of Early Transparent Gage

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Good

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Transparent Gage
Progeny  Goldfinch