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Greengage fruit

greengage fruit 1 Introduction of Greengage fruit

            Scientific name - Prunus domestica

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Greengage fruit otherwise popularly referred as one of the typical varieties of plum is the native fruit of Europe. The fruit is typically round-oval shape and has smooth textured dark red appearance with pale green flesh. Each plum usually measures from 2- 4 cm in diameter. Greengages grow dense in temperate areas and possess a combined sweet and sour taste. It is a one seeded fruit.

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greengage fruit 1 Nutritional Value of Greengage fruit

Nutritional Value
Name Amount
Energy 46 kcal
Carbohydrates 11.4 g
Sugars 9.9 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat 0.28 g
Protein 0.70 g
Vitamin A 345 IU
Vitamin C 9.5 mg
Phosphorus 16 mg
Potassium 157 mg
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greengage fruit 1Propagation of Greengage fruit

Greengages are propagated mainly through two methods, namely, through cuttings or through seeds. Through cuttings, greengages are propagated by taking a hardwood cutting from a healthy greengage tree, and then planting it in a pot and allowing the roots to form. Cuttings should be taken from mature trees, as younger cuttings are more prone to diseases and pests.

Seed propagation of greengages is also possible, but it is a more difficult method that requires patience and skill. The best time to sow the seeds is during the fall season. The seeds should be planted in moist and well-drained soil, and covered with a thin layer of soil. The seeds should be kept moist while they are germinating, and they should be protected from cold temperatures.

After the seedlings emerge, they should be transplanted to larger pots or directly into the ground. The greengages should be planted in an area that receives full sunlight and has well-drained soil. The greengages should be planted in rows, spacing the plants about five feet apart.

Greengages require regular pruning for best results. The tree should be pruned in early spring, removing any dead or diseased branches. Thinning should also be done, which involves removing any dense growth that could prevent light and air from reaching the tree's core.

Greengages should be fertilized twice a year, once in early spring and again in late summer. A balanced fertilizer should be used, and the trees should be watered regularly. Greengages are prone to pests and diseases, so the trees should be inspected regularly for signs of damage.

Greengages are a popular fruit in many parts of the world, and they are easy to grow if given the proper care. Propagation through cuttings or seeds is possible, and with regular pruning and fertilizing, greengages will produce a delicious crop of sweet fruit.

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greengage fruit 1Medicinal Uses of Greengage fruit

Medicinal Uses of Greengage fruit
  • Improving body metabolism.
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