Greengage Plum Tree
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Picking green gage plums

Zone Wisbech. Cambridge | kevnzoe1102 added on August 3, 2017 | Answered

Will green gage plums ripen abit more once picked, can i pick them when they are still a bit hard or do i have to wait until they are soft, will they soften once I've picked them. Many thanks.

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Liz Baessler
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Answered on August 10, 2017

Green gage plums will soften somewhat after you've picked them, but they won't reach their peak flavor unless they're allowed to ripen on the tree. This article goes into depth about it:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/01/dining/a-finicky-fruit-is-sweet-when-coddled.html

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