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Prunus domestica italica - Greengage 'Cambridge Gage'

Genus: Prunus.

Species: Prunus domestica.

Position: full sun
Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drained
Rate of growth: slow growing
Ultimate size on VVA1 rootstock: 3 x 3m (10x10ft)
Ultimate size on St Julien rootstock: 6 x 6m (20x20ft)
Flowering period: May
Flower colour: white
Other features: a juicy culinary or desert gage (early September)
Hardiness: fully hardy

Reliable, heavy cropping gage that is similar to the old 'Greengage' variety. Single, cup-shaped white flowers appear in late spring, followed by yellow-green fruit with a superb, juicy flavour, which are ready for picking in early September. A good, vigorous grower that does set some fruit without a pollinator, though planting a late flowering plum, such as 'Marjorie's

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