[NAFEX] Green Gage plum

Roy Johnson royj157 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 13:14:20 EST 2010


I am in Milton Washington, just 3 miles east of Tacoma.  I suspect the
orginal yellow plum trees were planted in the eary 1920's when a lot of five
acre farms were common in Milton.

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Brungardt, Sam (MPCA) <
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us> wrote:

>  Roy, where are you located? – Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.  (USDA zone
> 4)
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> *From:* nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:
> nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *Roy Johnson
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 03, 2010 10:49 AM
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> *To:* North American Fruit Explorers
> *Subject:* Re: [NAFEX] Green Gage plum
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> There is a local yellow plum that comes true from seed.  Like a Gage, but
> smaller and very sweet.  It is not a Green Gage, but it is a European Plum.
> Have a lot of seedlings of it.  The trees are smaller than Italian Plums.
>
> I don't know what it is, but it is an older variety.
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> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
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> Hi Alan,
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> I just revisited this old email. I'd still like to get some plum scions if
> possible. I have a "Greeen Gage" that I think I got from Raintree; it had
> excellent flavor except that it was purple and not veery Gage-like in flavor
> or shape.  I don't feel very knowledgeable about plums so any one or two
> Gage(s) you recommend I would be willing to try. I will be spraying these
> trees.
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> Thanks.
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> Lee
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> Lee Reich, PhD
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> *http://www.leereich.com/*
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> *http://leereich.com/blog.html.*
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> Books by Lee Reich:
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> *A Northeast Gardener's Year*
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> *The Pruning Book*
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> *Weedless Gardening*
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> *Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden*
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> *Landscaping with Fruit*
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> On Nov 29, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Alan Haigh wrote:
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>  Trees sold as Green Gage are often misidentified in the trade and I have
> spent years tracking down a legitimate Reine Claude.  Miller's sold me a
> quantity of GG's that produced a mediocre (at best) extremely early purple
> plum.  I managed an orchard  that had ordered over 50 "Green Gages" from
> Adams County (usually a reliable source unlike Miller's IMO) that were some
> kind of Japanese green plum that they claimed when I called them was the
> "Japanese Green Gage".  They did not make this distinction in their
> catalogue.
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> Trees I have now are from Cummins nursery and Adams as they claim to have
> the real thing now and I believe them.  On the west coast I'd trust Trees of
> Antiquity and Raintree to sell you the real McCoy.
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> Do not judge prune plums by the quality of Stanley which is generally
> considered mediocre in quality but very reliable in northeastern conditions
> where I grow fruit (Z6, NY).  You have so many choices in the west coast
> that I don't know what would be best for you.  Maybe Autumn Sweet if you
> want intense sugar.  For an early Gage type, Oullins has very high quality.
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