Damson - Bradley's King

Bradley's King Damson

Prunus insititia
A large late season damson

Origin: Nottinghamshire UK 1880

Pollination:  Bradley's King is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Damson Trees

Bradley's King 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
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Bradley's King

Said to have been raised by Mr Hallam, Nottinghamshire, UK. First recorded in 1880.

Fruit is large for a damson. Purple skin with a blue bloom. Greenish yellow, dry flesh. Quite sweet with little of the bitter flavour characterising damsons.

Vigorous upright tree.

Main characteristics of Bradley's King

Use Culinary
Colour Purple
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Sep

Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  King of the Damsons