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Cambridge Gage

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.  Pollination partners

Cambridge Gage plum and gage trees for sale

VVA-1 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing)*Reduced price* £12.75 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
S-766 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous)*Reduced price* £12.75 Sold-out

*Reduced price trees have not grown sufficiently to meet our standard specification, and are therefore offered at a lower price. They should still become fully developed trees but may take a bit longer.

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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.

Characteristics of Cambridge Gage plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useM Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Pollination date23
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners