Plum - Cambridge Gage

Cambridge Gage Plum

Prunus domestica
A very sweet gage and one of the most popular of the greengages.

Origin: Cambridgeshire UK 1927

Pollination:  Cambridge Gage is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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History and description of Cambridge Gage

Cambridge Gage is believed to have originated from a Greengage seedling from the Cambridge area. It was first adopted and grown commercially by Chivers & Son, Histon, Cambridgeshire, UK who sent it to the National Fruit Trials in 1927. This variety is now favoured as a commercially grown greengage because it crops more reliably.

Medium sized, round fruit. Green skin with a heavy bloom. Yellow flesh with an excellent rich flavour. Good as a dessert plum or for jam making. Fruit is prone to cracking. It is virtually indistinguishable from the old greengage in most respects.

Compact hardy tree. A very regular cropper but with moderate yields. Can be propagated on its own root and was once used as a rootstock in its native region.



Main characteristics of Cambridge Gage

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Green
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Other names  Chiver's Cambridge Gage