Coes Golden Drop Gage

Parentage: Green Gage x Dame Aubert

Description: Coe's Golden drop is a traditional English variety. Large, yellow fruits, oval-shaped with a long neck. Golden yellow flesh, juicy rich and sweet in flavour. Good quality for fresh eating and preserving. One of the most reliable and easiest to grow varieties in the UK. 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’.

History: Raised in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK by Jervaise Coe, a market gardener during the late 1700s.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Pollination group 2
  • Picking month: Mid September

Discover these similar varieties…

Willingham

Gage

One of the finest eating qualities. Selected by the RHS for good cropping and excellent quality. Self fertile.

Full Details

Reine Claude Doree

Gage

Round, green-yellow appearance. Firm, juicy and sweet; deliciously flavoured. Crops reliably well.

Full Details

Stella’s Star®

Gage

A self fertile greengage, turns slighty yellow when ripening. Mildly flavoured fruits can be eaten fresh or cooked.

Full Details

Reine Claude de Bavay

Gage

Very reliable cropper and if allowed to ripen on the tree is well flavoured. Great for eating and cooking. Self fertile.

Full Details

Follow us on Instagram