Plum - Transparent Gage

Transparent Gage Plum

Prunus domestica
An old French yellow gage considered as one of the finest flavoured gages

Origin: France 1836

Pollination:  Transparent Gage is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

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
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Transparent Gage

Raised from an open pollinated Greengage sometime before 1836 by Lafay, a nurseryman at Bellevue, Paris. Brought to England by Thomas Rivers c 1845 from which he raised the Early Transparent Gage by which it has now been largely replaced. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1964.

Medium sized, round-oblong fruit. Yellow skin with red spots and a delicate pale blue bloom. Transparent yellow, soft, very juicy flesh. When fully ripe it is possible to see the stone through the transparent flesh when the fruit is held against light. Free stone. Delicious, sweet flavour and a very pleasant aroma. An excellent dessert plum.

Moderately vigorous, round-headed tree. Moderate cropping.

Main characteristics of Transparent Gage

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Suitable for Shade

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Old Greengage
Progeny  Early Transparent GageGolden Transparent GageMerton Gage
Other names  Reine Claude Diaphne