Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Early Transparent Gage

My little orchard isn't producing much fruit yet as most of the trees are only a year or so old. But the Early Transparent Gage I planted (it was a two year tree that I bought) has got loads of fruit on it.
My little girl likes dragging me down to the orchard to go and pick one that we then share (I bite the stone out for her) also stopping by the raspberries on our way. I've never really had anything to do with gages before but if they all taste as good as this one then I'll be planting some more this winter. They look like they'd be great to bottle if I ever get round to learning how to do it.


  1. I had to look up greengage as I have never seen one here though they have to be around. I have some Chickasaw plums that are the American wild plum but none have bore fruit yet. You have a neat treasure there that your girl likes!

  2. Greengage, brings back childhood memories!
    Mum used to make 'Traffic light' cakes, using leftover pastry from whatever she was making, a rectangle of pastry, with 3 dents in-line made with her thumb, then a small amount of red jam at the top, lemon curd in the middle and greengage in the bottom dent. We loved them!

  3. An excellent book for would be and self sufficienters that I reccomend is ,'Preserving' by Oded Swartz, published by Dorling Kindersley, ISBN 0-7513-0345-3
    I bought it 3-4 yrs ago from the 'book man' who used to bring books to the nursing home every fortnight to sell.
    I think you might get a new or used one from Amazon books at a reasonable pric.
    It's great, shows how to do all kinds of bottling and preservin, even curing meat and sausages.


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