Bavay's Green Gage plum trees are one of the best of the gages, or old European plums, this is still considered the ideal dessert plum in Europe. A seedling of Reine Claude produced by Major Esperen, Mechlin, Belgium in 1832. Not to be confused with Asian plum called "Green Gage". Bavay's Green Gage plum trees produce a meaty flesh with a rich gage flavor and incredible candy-like sweetness. Juicy, smooth-textured amber flesh is also delicious cooked, canned or preserved. The Bavays Green Gage is said to be self fertile, but we find the Italian plum is a good pollinator. For further information on the Bavays Green Gage plum see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Bavays Green Gage Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Harvest Period: Late
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Belgium 1832
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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