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Prunus domestica Cambridge Gage

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Plum Cambridge Gage

Classic English Green Gage

This is the perfect easy care fruit tree for gardeners with limited time to spare. Pale green skinned fruits ripen in August and are delicious eaten fresh or used in the kitchen.

Where?

Happiest in full sun and good garden soil. Give this tree room to spread its branches and it will reward you with a reliable crop each year.

How?

Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine for this. Water your tree occasionally until established and during long spells of dry weather - especially when the tree is carrying fruit.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 310 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 320 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 240 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting July - September
Cropping September - September

Typically available

From January to December