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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Cambridge 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
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
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WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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S-766 - 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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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
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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