Sunday, September 4, 2016
Well, it turns out that we have inherited a Green Gage plum tree! It will not turn purple when ripe, but this lovely yellow-green colour.
The flesh is also a bright yellow and the flavour is not tart like the Italian prune plums but sweet and intense.
We now need to figure out how to promote more than just 2 fruit to grow. This wee stick of a tree did have a large show of blossoms this spring, but with the early blooming time of plums and the cool spring weather, they may not have been pollinated very well.
There is a neighbour just around the corner who has 2 very large, very productive prune plum trees, so I will have to monitor when they are in bloom compared to when mine blooms and possibly do a bit of hand pollinating or plant another compatible blooming fruit tree.