greengage 'Oullins Gage'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drained
- Rate of growth: slow growing
- Ultimate size on Pixy rootstock: 3 x 3m (10x10ft)
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: a culinary or cooking gage (early September)
- Hardiness: fully hardy
First introduced in France in 1860, this self-fertile gage produces large, golden-yellow gages that can be used for both cooking (if picked early), or eating straight from the bush. It has a good flavour and is excellent for bottling and freezing.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.
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