Count Althan's Gage plum trees
Count Althan's gage is an unusual and attractive red gage, often known by its alternative name Reine Claude Conducta.
The flavor is excellent, and it is widely regarded as one of the best-flavored of all gages.
It stands apart from other gages in several respects - the fruits are larger, and whilst most gages are green or yellow, Count Althann's gage is an attractive dusky red pink color. However like most gages cropping tends to be light.
If you find some gages too sweet and sugary, then Count Althan's is worth considering. The flavor is by no means sharp, rather it has a rich sweetness, more reminscent of a high quality plum than a gage.
Count Althan's Gage plum trees for sale
1-year Count Althan's Gage plum trees bare-root
We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.
How to grow
Count Althan's gage is easy to grow but is not a heavy cropper. However this is not necessarily a bad thing because the flavor is more concentrated as a result.
Count Althan's gage was raised by the gardener of Count Althan, in the 1850s in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. It's pedigree is unknown, but it quickly became popular in Europe, and by the 1860s was being sold in England by the famous Rivers nursery.
It is also known as Reine Claude Conducta.
Count Althan's Gage characteristics
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Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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1850 - 1899
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