Mature Bare Root Trees
New to Trees Online, mature bare root trees 180-400cm tall.
Bare Root Oullins Golden Gage. Click the link for Oullins Golden Gage Tree
Our bare root Oullins Golden Gage tree is a self fertile Gage that produces large fruits. Large as in when compared to other Gages, not large so that little old ladies cannot lift them (we do get asked questions like this!).
The juice content is not as high when compared to other Gages so long term storage in your refrigerator is a good idea and also good for bottling.
The Gage fruit colour could be described as sunshine rays bouncing off a golden field of honey coloured wheat with fiery leopard speckling, however that would be more for the metrosexuals and interior designers. For the normals out there, they are yellow with red spots . You should expect a good crop of Gages so long as we don't have too many summers like those of 2012. Saying that, compared to other Gages, the Oullins fares well with poor weather.
The Oullins Gage is considered a vigorous tree which means that it will grow faster than a semi-vigorous tree (makes sense to us!) Don't ask us how much they grow per year, this all depends on weather, soil and if you have vindictive neighbours with pruning shears that come out at night. In short, they will not take over your garden with extreme growth now will they be glacially slow to grow.
The RHS thought the Oullins Gage tree to be so good that they gave it an award.
The juicy bit you bite into, also called the flesh, is semi transparent. Not enough to attach wire to and make yourself some DIY Gage spectacles but enough to let some light through. You can pick these fruits early and also use them for cooking.
Month of Picking: Mid-August
Type of Gage: Eating/Cooking
Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This gage is self-fertile so there is no need for another gage for pollination.
This gage is in flowering period is C4.
This Gage will be suitable to act as a pollination partner for gages in the flowering periods C3, C4 and C5.
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.
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.