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Count Althann's Gage gage trees

(Count Althan's Gage, Reine Claude Conducta)
Prunus domestica

Count Althan's gage is an unusual and attractive red gage, often known by its alternative name Reine Claude Conducta.

It is widely regarded as one of the best-flavoured of all gages. It has a rich tangy sweetness, more reminscent of a high quality plum than a gage.

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.

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Count Althann's Gage organic gage trees for sale


  • 1Maidentree on St. Julien A rootstock22.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock22.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

Count Althan's gage is easy to grow but is not a heavy cropper. However this is not necessarily a bad thing because the flavours are more concentrated as a result.


History

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 Althann's Gage characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originCzech Republic
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourRed