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Willingham gage


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.


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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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety



Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.



References

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


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