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Cambridge Gage

A popular English green-gage.

USDA identification images for Cambridge Gage

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety


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    United Kingdom

    Ireland

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2015 season

    • 17th April  2015  - tree owned by Ada in Oxford, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 16th March  2011  - tree owned by Alan in Chippenham, United Kingdom

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    Origins

    • Species: Prunus domestica
    • Parentage: Seedling of Old Green Gage
    • Introduced: Late 19th century

    Using

    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-3 days
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular

    Climate

    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H5 (to -15C)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Green - light

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Cambridge Gage:

    United Kingdom




    References

    • Fruit Expert
      Author: Hessayon

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