Damsons

Damsons

Bare root maidens or two year trees on St Julien A or Pixy rootstocks.

St Julien A rootstock produces bushes or half standards 3.5-4m (12-14 ft) high, and is also suitable for fans.

Pixy is a semi-dwarfing rootstock producing bushes 2.7-3.6 m (9-12 ft) high.

See gages and plums also for cross pollination possibilities.

Some of the varieties below require cross pollination; choose a variety with the same or an adjacent flower group (eg. ‘B’ will be pollinated by A, B or C). sf = self-fertile, psf = partially self-fertile, ss = self-sterile. Bullaces and damsons are hardier and thriftier than plums and are rarely troubled by diseases.

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Blue Violet

Aug

D    sf

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Farleigh Damson

Sept

D    psf

Shropshire Prune

Sept

D     sf

Variety

pick/use

flowering

Dittisham Damson

Sept-Oct

      sf

Golden Bullace

Oct

C

Langley Bullace

Oct

C    sf

Merryweather Damson

Sept-Oct

D    sf

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