Heritage Gage Trees (Pre 1900)


Variety Origin and Year
Description


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Coe's Golden Drop Suffolk 18th C

Green Gage x Dame Aubert. Large, yellow gage, ovalshaped with a long neck. Good quality for fresh eating or preserving. It is supposed to be stored in good condition for many months by hanging in a dry place or wrapping in tissue paper, according to Lindley’s ‘Guide to the Orchard’.

https://www.frankpmatthews.com/catalogue/gage/10377

 
Denniston's Superb USA 19th C

The most reliable cropping gage. Transparent sweet flesh with red flushed skin. High yields. Recommended for Midlands and Northern regions. Average quality.

https://www.frankpmatthews.com/catalogue/gage/10380

 
Early Transparent Hertfordshire 19th C

A most unusual gage with very sweet golden melting flesh. Large with an attractive red cheek. Regular cropper.

https://www.frankpmatthews.com/catalogue/gage/10379

 
Jefferson USA 19th C

A medium, round, yellow gage, very sweet. A hardy selection suitable for open areas and northern districts. Pollinated by Denniston’s Superb.

https://www.frankpmatthews.com/catalogue/gage/10378

 
Reine Claude de Bavay Belgium 1832

This variety is the same as the imported gages we see in the shops. A very reliable cropper and if allowed to ripen on the tree is well flavoured.

https://www.frankpmatthews.com/catalogue/gage/10376

Violet 1780

This is an unusual ‘purple’ gage of excellent dessert flavour, round medium fruit, clingstone. Partially self fertile.
https://www.frankpmatthews.com/catalogue/gage/11851