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Bavay's Green Gage Plum Tree, European Type
(Semi-dwarf)

The Ideal Dessert Plum

Item Number: FT203

$19.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

$19.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 4-9
  • Chill hours: 700
  • Bloom Time: Very Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 1 - August 15
  • Looks: Small-medium sized with attractive bright green skin and amber, smooth-textured flesh.
  • Personality: Tart-sweet with rich candy-like flavor; excellent fresh, dried and cooked.
  • Facts of note: Favorite in colder regions. This superior 'Gage'-type European plum is better suited to and more productive in mild winter climates than the original 'Green Gage'. Considered the ideal dessert plum in Europe. This plum was developed in 19th century Belgium.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

European Plums: Use fresh, canned or dried into prunes. European varieties are self pollinated, a good choice for higher elevations and cold micro–climates and are well suited to processing. These plums have a long history of cultivation and are one of the main species grown worldwide. Fruit is generally oval, smaller, and more variable in color than Japanese plums. Their flavor is usually sweet and aromatic. Prunes, damsons, and gages fall into this category.

On Citation Rootstock which is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height. Trees are 2 years old, and should begin to fruit in their 4th year.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Cold Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 500-700 hours, 700-1000 hours Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers, Puree/Sauce
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 4 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 500-700 hours, 700-1000 hours
Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers, Puree/Sauce
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 4 - 9

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for As Low As $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies to those shipping West of the Rocky Mountains. $35 Flat Rate available to those shipping East of the Rocky Mountains. Actual shipping cost will be calculated based on your zip code. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the “Return an Item” tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items purchased with credit, or if we determine (by the pictures you provide) that your tree/plant was improperly cared for (due to root rot, rodent or mechanical damage).

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