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Early Transparent Gage

One of the best and the most popular of the yellow gages. Self-fertile and suitable for most parts of the UK.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK, 1866

Pollination: Early Transparent Gage is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Early Transparent Gage plum and gage trees for sale

VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out

History and description of Early Transparent Gage

Early Transparent Gage was raised by Thomas Rivers, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire in 1866 from an open pollinated Transparent Gage. Awarded a First Class Certificate by the RHS in 1898 and adopted as a commercial variety in the UK.

Medium sized, round-oblong fruit. Primrose yellow bloomy skin with red dots.Yellow juicy flesh. Stone free. Very sweet with an excellent gage flavour. One of the best dessert gages and also useful for jam making.

Moderately vigorous upright tree. Good reliable cropper but fruit can be small if not thinned when heavy crops are produced.

Characteristics of Early Transparent Gage plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Aug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date23
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageTransparent Gage