Greengage fruit originated in the Middle East, and were imported into England from France in 1724 by Sir William Gage, the 7th Baronet of Hengrave Hall in Suffolk, from whom they get their English name. Allegedly, the labels identifying the French plum trees were lost in transit to Sir William's home. Greengage fruit are characterised by their round-oval shape and smooth-textured, pale green flesh. On average, they are smaller than round plums but larger than mirabelle plums (usually between 2 and 4 cm diameter), and the skin ranges in colour from green to yellowish, with a pale blue blush in some cultivars.
Top fruit trees are all supplied as bare root plants during the winter months (November - March).
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