Green Gage European PlumMid-Late Summer. Unknown origin, maybe Prunus domestica x Prunus institia. Probably Armenia, long before 1500. Also called Reine Claude.
Often considered the best of all dessert plums. Small round semi-freestone yellowish-green fruit sometimes mottled with red has tender juicy melting flesh with rich flavor.
A favorite in Europe for more than 500 years. Long referred to as Armenian plum, suggesting its possible point of origin, though no one knows for sure. Found its way to Greece and Italy and then introduced into France in the early 16th century where it acquired the name Reine Claude in honor of the wife of Francis I. Later brought to England by the Gage family. While a number of Gages have been selected over the years, Green Gage is the original.
Medium-sized tree bears heavily. Not long-lived. Fruit susceptible to cracking. Z4. (3-6' bare-root trees)
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