Oullins plum is one of the largest and most attractive European gage plums. Oullins is a highly esteemed golden gage. The original tree was discovered by chance during the 1850's in Coligny, near Lyons, so there is no record of its parents. The first man to sell the tree commercially was Monsieur Massot, who decided to name it after his home town of Oullins. The flavor is exceptionally sweet, tender and succulent. Almost cylindrical, green fruit turns white and pale gold with a fine white blush when mature. Does better in cooler climates than most gage plums. Self-fertile.
Growing Considerations for Oullins Golden Gage
USDA Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: Pollinate with another European plum
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Whip (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our Plum trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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