Cambridge Gage

Gage

Description: Cambridge is a classic English variety. Produces an excellent heavy crop of small, yellowish-green fruits that are juicy and fresh, honey flavoured. Great for eating fresh and making jams. Prefers a sheltered warm site. Will cross pollinate with plums.

History: Bred by the Chivers & Son of Histon in 20th century in Cambridgeshire. Trialed in 1927 by National Fruit Trials at Wisley. Thought to be a seedling of Old Greengage. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1998.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: August
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3

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