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Aylesbury Prune Damson

Prunus insititia
An old traditional damson originating from the Vale of Aylesbury

Origin: Buckinghamshire UK 1800

Pollination:  Aylesbury Prune is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Damson Trees

Aylesbury Prune Damson Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Aylesbury Prune

An old variety of damson originating from wild seedlings found growing in the Vale of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK. Sometimes referred to as a culinary plum.

Small-medium, oval fruit. Blue-black, bloomy skin. Coarse, acid flesh with clinging stone. For culinary use only.

Moderately vigorous tree with twisted trunks covered with unusually rough bark. Will grow well on its own roots and can be propagated from suckers. Useful as a windbreak.

Main characteristics of Aylesbury Prune

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Small
Season of use  L Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Good

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Progeny  Laxton's Cropper