As the name suggests, a traditional 'true' Greengag with a powerful, slightly tart flavour and perfumed aroma, sutiable for eating fresh but also makes very fine preserves and pies.
Not the most reliable variety but the flavour makes it all worthwhile.
Requires a pollinator such as Dennistons Superb
, Victoria Plum
or Opal plum
is dwarf and can be maintained at around 200cm's in height & width. It is an ideal choice for a smaller garden or intensive orchard and is also suitable for growing n a 24" container.
is a vigorous tree making a more traditionally orchard-sized tree of around 280-300cm's in height and spread. A heavy cropping tree, ideal for lawn, grassy areas, paddock, etc.
Fan trained Greengage
trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 160 x 180cm’s for a fan tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this product is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons. A favourable south or west facing aspect is recommended for Greengages.