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Green gage pollination

Last post 11-10-2004 10:21 AM by se-moderator. 1 replies.

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  • 10/09/2004 08:12 PM
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    We have a 6 year old green gage tree (we think it is a Cambridge) which has never produced any fruit. There is a Victoria plum beside it which is always dripping with fruit. There doesn't even appear to be much blossom on it in the spring. Can anybody advise? Do we need another plum tree (other than the Victoria) to pollinate it and if so which variety, do we just wait, or is there likely to be some other problem?

    Victoria Fraser
  • 11/10/2004 10:21 AM
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    'Cambridge Gage' is partially self-fertile so, in theory, should set some fruit on its own. However, all gages would crop better when grown with another cultivar that flowers at the same time; 'Cambridge Gage' is in pollination group C. However, I'd be more worried about the fact that you say it didn't produce any blossom; if there are no flowers then there can't be any fruit no matter how many pollinators are available! It could be that the tree is in a frost pocket or windy position which is preventing flower formation/flower opening.

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