Green Gage Bavay's Plum Tree

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Green Dessert Plum - Green Gage Bavay's Plum Tree!

  • Unique Green Frosted Skin & Green Flesh
  • Sunkissed Amber Hue & Amber Flesh when Ripe
  • Rounded Shape & Smooth Texture!
  • Fantastic Dessert Plum, Fresh Eating, Cooked, Dried, Canned & Preserves
  • Full-Bodied Flavor in a Small Package!
  • Free-Stone
  • White Spring Blooms
  • Self-Fruitful (Larger Yield With Pollinator)
  • Late Season Bloom & Harvest
  • Mid-Sized Tree
  • Good Productivity & Hang Time
  • 700 Chill Hours
  • Heirloom Variety

The Green Gage Bavay's Plum, (Prunus subsp. italica var. claudiana), features a rounded-oval shape and smooth texture that makes it perfect as a juicy, fresh eating Plum! Sweet as candy, these are fantastic healthy treats.

Bavay’s has a full-bodied, rich flavor, smooth texture and lime-green color. The pale green flesh is freestone and ripens mid-September, and it sometimes takes on amber-hued blush inside and out!

A small plum originating in Belgium during the early 1800s, Bavay’s has been a novel favorite ever since! Not to be confused with the Asian Green Gage and other Gage types, Bavay’s Green Gage is unique unto itself.

They are considered to be among the finest dessert plums and have been a long-time favorite. The fruit is tender and juicy, and super sweet-tart! These gems are perfect for drying, preserving and cooking!

Green Gage blooms later than Santa Rosa and other Japanese types. Suitable for areas that can have a late frost. While self-fruitful, this variety provides larger yields per tree when planted with a suitable pollinator partner.

In mid to late spring, Bavay’s bursts into flower with a flush of white blossoms, calling pollinators from near and far! It is a compact grower with handsome deep-green foliage and a moderate height at maturity. Presenting an incredible accent when in full bloom and when dripping with fruit!

How to Use Green Gage Bavay's Plum Tree In The Landscape

Green Gage is a relatively small fruit tree with very good productivity! Great to tuck into existing orchards and established landscapes, you’ll soon be enjoying lots of delicious fruit from this ornamental landscaping tree!

A fantastic specimen for front yard landscaping, you can also use these beautiful trees for softening the corners of your garage and adorning an empty side yard! Be sure to plant your Plum outside a window you frequently walk past, just so you can keep an eye on its seasonal wardrobe changes!

Use this fantastically sweet plum for fresh eating as a healthy treat in a lunch box or as an unusual addition to your gourmet cheese tray! Create unique preserves and chutney for holiday gift-giving, or dry these sweet gems for year-round snacking!

Plum jam and jellies are divine and golden-amber colored when made with these ripe and meaty fleshed jewels. But the best use for Bavay’s is traditionally used for baking! Try these in your next Plum cobbler, crumble, or as an incredibly delicious galette!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Hardy in USDA growing zones 5-8, these are cold-tolerant trees. Preferring full sun, be sure to allow your fruit tree to enjoy at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun.

Best in enriched, loamy and well-drained soil, be sure to provide plenty of water for your young tree while it becomes established its first year, then afterward provide supplemental watering during the heat of summer, when in fruit and in times of drought.

A good layer of mulch over the root system provides moisture retention and insulation from the heat and cold throughout the entire year.

Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to our Plum Tree Info in our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!

For unique, luscious sweet fruit and a gorgeous ornamental tree, you won’t go wrong adding Bavay’s Green Gage Plum Tree to your orchard! Order yours today before they’re gone at!


Self Fertile, but larger yield with a pollinator such as Italian Plum

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Size Volume
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Size Volume
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Green Gage Bavay's Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus subsp. italica var. claudiana
Type Deciduous
Rootstock Citation
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes