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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Gages that are real greengages?
  • Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 22:33:30 -0800

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 magnificently.
-Lon Rombough
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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 mirabelle,
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, the
skins were so thick.

Lisa, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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