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Damson 'Shropshire Damson' (Damson)

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damson 'Shropshire Damson' (damson)

Damson 'shropshire Damson' (Damson)


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Position: full sun
Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drained
Rate of growth: average
Ultimate size on St Julian rootstock: 4 x 4m
Flowering period: April to May
Hardiness: fully hardy
Damsons are a great fruit to grow if you are a novice gardener as they are hardier than its closest relative, the plum, and will cope with a wide range of soils. Native to the West Midlands, this small, compact tree was originally found in the local hedgerows. It is a self-fertile variety with medium sized fruits that can be cooked or baked and used in a variety of tasty recipes.Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.

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