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Count Althan's Gage plum tree

Prunus domestica 'Count Althan's Gage'

Count Althan's

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 while 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 european plums for sale

  • Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    Vigorous rootstock
    Out of stock
Next deliveries

Next deliveries will be in spring 2022.


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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Count Althan's gage was raised by the gardener of Count Althan, in the 1850s in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. Its 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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originCzech Republic
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colorRed