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Purple gage

A small round greenish purpe plum with intense flavour, similar to the greengage. Also called Rein Claude Violette. Great for stewing, eating and bottling. Free-stone. Considered partially self fertile but having another European plum will increase yield.

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$30.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time February - March
Fertility Partially Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered using the "fan" style only. Free standing tree grows to around 3 - 5m tall.
Rootstock Non-dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Purple gage

Purple gage

A small round greenish purpe plum with intense flavour, similar to the greengage. Also called Rein Claude Violette. Great for stewing, eating and bottling. Free-stone. Considered partially self fertile but having another European plum will increase yield.