Damson - Farleigh Damson

Farleigh Damson Damson

Prunus insititia
Our local variety. A heavy cropping popular small fruited damson.

Origin: Kent UK 1820

Pollination:  Farleigh Damson is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Damson Trees

Farleigh Damson 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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Mariana - Very vigorous   3 years Standard
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Farleigh Damson

Farleigh damson was found as a wild seedling by James Crittenden of Farleigh, Kent, UK and introduced c 1820.

Small, round oval fruit. Blue-black with a light blue bloom. Good strong damson flavour. Prolific regular cropper producing clusters of fruit.

Compact tree with a dense growth of thorny branches. Suitable for incorporating into hedgerows.

Main characteristics of Farleigh Damson

Use Culinary
Colour Blue Black
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Small
Season of use  M Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Progeny  Langley Bullace
Other names  Crittenden's Damson, Cluster Damson, farleigh prolific