Green Gage Plum Tree is a European plum, which also known as ‘Reine Claude’, named after queen Claude, the wife of France monarch Francis I, who ruled over France from 1497 till 1547. It introduced into England by Gage family in the 18th century and named it as ‘Green Gage’. It assumed that the English colonist brought it to the America. The fruit is small to medium. It has oval shape with yellowish green skin color. The flesh has amber color. The fruit is juicy and very sweet. It has very rich flavor and considered the best dessert plum. The tree is a rather small and productive. It has attractive blossoms and deep green foliage. It is self-fertile. The chilling requirements is 700 hours. It is susceptible to brown rot. It grows USDA cold hardiness zones 5-9.
Green Gage Plum Tree
Green Gage is European plum variety, which also known as ‘Reine Claude’. The fruit has small to medium size with yellowish green skin color. The fruit is juicy and very sweet. It has very rich flavor and considered the best dessert plum. It is self-fertile. It is susceptible to brown rot. It grows USDA cold hardiness zone 5.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.