Gage Jefferson

 

Fairly large yellow gage, with juicy flesh and a good rich gage-like flavour. Ripens at the end of August / early September. The stone is semi-clinging. Not all the plums ripen at once, and picking can take place over a period of about 10 days, making this a good plum variety for dessert use because you can pick a bowl-full each evening.

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Fruit Tree & Fruit Planting and care

  • Water the Fruit or Fruit tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If planting the Fruit or Fruit Tree in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • If using a stake position the Fruit Tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well.
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps.
  • Water the Fruit thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.