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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.
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