Plum, Gage & Damson Trees

Plums, Gages and Damsons all bear the same type of fruit, but they differ in taste and size. We offer a good range of Plum, Gage and Damson trees, with nearly all of them being self-fertile so do not require a pollination partner. We offer each variety of these fruit trees on a choice of rootstocks, so you can choose the most suitable size for the location.

The Difference Between Damson, Gage and Plum Trees

Plum, gage and damson all bear the same basic type of fruit but the taste differs between the three, ranging from sweet to tart, often with sweet plums being used for eating fresh and the more tart varieties used in jams or for other culinary purposes. Plums are the largest of the three and are usually soft-fleshed, whereas gages are smaller, often a yellow or green colour, and have a more rounded shape and sweet flavour. Damsons are a hardier fruit and have a spicy, tart flavour that makes excellent jam.

Growing Plum Trees

Plant in sunny, sheltered, warm gardens with a well-drained, chalky or loamy soil for the best results. If you're planting several plum trees, space them approximately 3 metres apart. Once planted, establish a good watering regime, remembering to increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather.

Interesting Facts About Plum Trees

  • Gage, Damson and Plum trees are all part of the same genus Prunus within the family Rosaceae.
  • There are over 300 different types of plum, with European plum (Prunus domestica) and Japanese plum (Prunus salicina), being the highest selling varieties worldwide.
  • Plum remains have been found on archaeological sites belonging to the Neolithic Age (New Stone Age) and have been mentioned in writing dating back as far as 479 B.C
  • Plums are thought to have been one of the first fruits cultivated by humans.
  • The juice from these fruits can be fermented into plum wine and Damson wine was once quite common in England.
  • Plum trees are grown on every continent with the exception of Antarctica
  • China is the world's largest producer of plums and the plum blossom, or meihua in Chinese, is considered a traditional floral emblem of China.

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  • Victoria Plum Tree Self Fertile
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    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Cambridge Gage - Plum or Gage Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Herman Plum tree Self Fertile
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  • Jubilee Plum Tree Self Fertile
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  • Old Green Gage - Plum or Gage Tree
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Marjories Seedling Plum Tree Self Fertile
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  • Opal Plum Tree Self Fertile
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  • Oullins Golden Gage - Plum or Gage Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Czar Plum Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Dennistons Superb - Plum or Gage Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Shropshire Prune Damson Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • Rivers Early Prolific Plum tree Self Fertile
    £39.99 (VAT Free)
  • Stella's Star Gage - Plum or Gage Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
  • King of the Damsons / Bradleys King Damson Tree Self Fertile
    £42.99 (VAT Free)
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