I purchased a bare-root damson tree in September last year from a trader in Sudbury Market, Suffolk. I planted it straight away and waited for it to shoot in the spring, but no joy. However, the root stock (name unknown, but probably St Julien A) has started sprouting. I believe that the root stock is probably a wild plum so it might be a good idea to let it grow and see what happens. We would only use the fruit for jam-making. What do you think?
- 30 May, 2012