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PARTIALLY SELF FERTILE (C3), Old Greengage Gage BarerootTree, Eating, Fruits Mid August - Height 1.0m-2.0m, RELIABLE CROPPER + SWEET + OLD FASHIONED VARIETY, FREE UK DELIVERY + 100% WARRANTY

PARTIALLY SELF FERTILE (C3), Old Greengage Gage BarerootTree, Eating, Fruits Mid August - Height 1.0m-2.0m, RELIABLE CROPPER + SWEET + OLD FASHIONED VARIETY, FREE UK DELIVERY + 100% WARRANTY
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DELIVERED NOVEMBER 2021

THE BARE ROOT SEASON IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021 AND ALL BARE ROOT ORDERS WILL BE MOVED TO NOVEMBER 2021

Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.  

Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy. 

1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem. 

Bare Root Old Greengage Tree. Click the link for containerised Old Green Gage

Apparently the Old Green Gage tree is considered old fashioned. We are not sure why and can only speculate that from time to time it maybe partial to a flat cap and pipe.

The flavour is very rich with a great sweet taste and is one of the more popular Gage trees that we sell through Trees Online. The Gage fruits are a dull green colour when maturing and turn a slight yellow when ripe.

Great for eating or other culinary uses such as jam and pie making. We found the colour to be particularly useful when throwing them at wild cats peeing on our strawberries as the colour makes them look like tracer rounds. So if you have doubts about your throwing aim and suffer cats in the garden then the Old Green Gage tree is for you.

You can also pretend to sneeze them out your nose for the kids but that will be more for amusement rather than enticement.

The partially self fertile claim is technically true in that it would produce some fruit, however yields would be improved by having another Gage planted close by from flowering groups C2,C3, or C4. Expect birds and wasps to be attracted to the Old Green Gage, especially when the fruits are ripe. You can prevent damage to your Gage fruits by using a physical barrier such as netting, 24/7 night club doormen, trainee snipers with potato guns etc.

The Old Green Gage is considered a moderate cropper which means that you should not expect to be setting up your fruit and veg stall with just one tree in your garden. The more sun the better for the Old Green Gage with plenty of fertile soil, compost, manure etc. Those with sun beds, well, we cannot recommend it but if you have an extension cord long enough?

Month of Picking: Mid-August

Type of Gage: Eating

This gage is in flowering period is C3.

Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This gage is partially self-fertile. This means your crop will be improved by having another Gage tree in a similar flowering group near by. If you live on a housing estate it is possible that a pollination partner is close enough. If you do not want to take the chance then buy another Gage in flowering group C2, C3 or C4.

These would include a Cambridge, Coes Golden Drop, Dennistons Superb, Early Transparent, Old Green Gage, Oullins Golden, Reine Claude De Bavay, Stellas Star or Willingham.

Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value. 

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