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Prunus domestica Oullins Gage

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Plum Oullins Gage

Perfect for making jams and jellies

Still one of the best gages with beautiful golden yellow skin when ripe in August. Gather the fruit straight from the tree to enjoy the sweet flavour or use in the kitchen for jam and in a wide range of desserts.

Where?

Happiest in full sun and good, moist soil.

How?

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

Named after the French town of Oullins in and was introduced to Britain in 1860. Grafted onto St Julian rootstock.

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 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 220 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

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 June - August
Cropping August - August

Typically available

From January to December