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Count Althann's Gage

A red dessert plum with good frost resistance

Origin: Czech, 1850

Pollination: Count Althann's Gage is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Count Althann's Gage plum and gage trees for sale

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History and description of Count Althann's Gage

Raised from an open pollinated Greengage in Bohemia, Czech Republic by Prochaska, gardener to Count Althan between 1850 and 1860. Introduced to England by Rivers before 1867.

Large, round fruit. Deep crimson flush over a yellow background. Heavy bloom. Patches of russet and many golden dots. Quite juicy tender golden-yellow flesh susceptible to bruising. Pleasant sweet flavour. Semi-clinging stone.

Compact upright tree with large leaves. Heavy cropping. Frost resistant therefore suited to locations subject to spring frosts.

Characteristics of Count Althann's Gage plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useM Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceSilver Leaf - Susceptible
Suitable forHardy
Late Frost
Pollination date22
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageOld Greengage