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Willingham gage

Last updated 15 May 2013.

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Willingham Gage is generally considered one of the best flavoured of all gages. It arose in Cambridgeshire in the 19th century and is almost certainly a seedling of Old Green Gage, which is widely grown in that area. Excellent for eating fresh or stewed.

Origins

  • Species: Prunus domestica
  • Parentage: Old Green Gage
  • Originates from: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 19th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2561

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Exceptional
  • Flavour style: Gage-like
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Average

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Catalogue of the plums in the national fruit trials (1978)
    Author: ADAS

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