European Plum
Prunus domestica 'Greengage'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Greengage
Additional cultivar information:(aka Green Gage)
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Poseyville, Indiana

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Leonardsville, New York

Little Elm, Texas

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 16, 2007, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

A sweet self-fertile European plum that is wonderful for preserves and fresh eating.

Neutral

On Nov 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plum makes great preserves or is also delicious cooked. The fruit ripens in July in the middle of the U.S. Very hardy and widely available. It is sometimes known as "Reine Claude", too.

Positive

On Jan 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This a small yellow green plum that is delicious. It was one of the favorites of my youth. It supposedly has a fairly high chill requirement, but grows well in Virginia.It does not require a pollinizer but does better with one.