Plum - Count Althann's Gage

Count Althann's Gage Plum

Prunus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Count Althann's 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 *Reduced Price*
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
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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.

Main characteristics of Count Althann's Gage

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Susceptible
Suitable for Hardy
Late Frost

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Old Greengage
Progeny  Ariel
Other names  Reine Claude Comte d'Althan, Reine Claude d'Althann