[NAFEX] Gages that are real greengages?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun Nov 29 01:33:30 EST 2009
I've tried a number of greengage types in the Willamette Valley, but in
45 years never found one equal to the old Prune D'Agen (aka Petite
Prune) for sheer sugary sweet flavor. Though I do have a hardy green
gage called Dr. Hildreth that's uninspiring fresh, but which cooks
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
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On Nov 28, 2009, at 10:23 PM, Lisa Almarode wrote:
There have been rumors that not all greengages on the market are really
greengages or worth the bother. But I'd like to try one (or a
something with serious flavor). Does anyone know which ones from which
catalogs really do have outstanding flavor for jams/processing? I'm
considering Bavay Gage though I'd prefer an earilier one. But Raintree
lists the genuine Reine Claude Doree.
Also on the subject of plums, is there a prune plum that's not dark
purple? The Stanley put me off purple prune plums, especially dried,
skins were so thick.
Lisa, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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