Gage Tree - Count Althann's Gage
Origin: Hungary, c.1860
Flowering Group : 4
Rootstock: Rootstock: St Julian 'A' or Myrobalan 'B': see our guide for details.
Size : Maiden
Harvest : September
Count Althann's Gage has an upright habit, and large fruit, delicious fresh and good for cooking. Nigel Slater's preferred alternative to the pervasive Victoria plum, which will, however make a good pollinator for this self-sterile variety. Like their close relations, plums, gages have lovely blossom which attracts a range of pollinators in spring, including bees. They taste even better, however!
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profits on sales of Count Althann's Gage to Common Ground
All our gage trees, including Count Althann's Gage, are bare root. At the height of the lifting season - between November and March - there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for gages from March to September are confirmed in late October/ early November ready for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.