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About this Old Green Gage Gage tree

Owner: Paul

Location:  Southport, Merseyside, United Kingdom


Age: Planted in about 2009
Soil characteristics at this location: Alluvial (sand, clay and silt) 
Climate at this location: Wet, coastal winds
Pruning: No
Age of this tree: 5 - 10 years
Tree form: Half-standard
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Light crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Organic treatments
Main local pests: Wasp


Owner's comments

Tree has been moved as to big for previous plot, will be left in new position to do its own thing.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2016
2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
Tree has been moved, won't expect any fruit for a few years.
2015 20 April
0kg / 0lbs 2.5m / 8.3ft high
1.5m / 5.0ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Tree is to be replaced as its too big for the current plot. Will try to move to different part of the garden.
2014 7 April
3kg / 7lbs 2.5m / 8.3ft high
1.5m / 5.0ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
More fruit of good quality, wasps also enjoyed them :(
2013 2 May
4th week August
2kg / 4lbs
2.0m / 6.7ft high
1.5m / 5.0ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Not present
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Fruits large and of exceptional quality, tree pruned hard for manageable size.
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