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Langley Bullace Damson

Prunus insititia
Despite its name this variety is best regarded as a small damson rather than a bullace

Origin: England 1902

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

A guide to choosing Damson Trees

Langley Bullace Damson Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2018/19 planting season. Our 2019/20 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 Availability Price Qty required
St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £19.00
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £19.00
The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20

History and description of Langley Bullace

Raised by the nurseryman Veitch of Langley, UK and introduced 1902. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1902 and First Class Certificate in 1904. The name bullace continues to be used for this fruit although it is closer to the damsons in all respects.

Round to oblong fruit. Large for a bullace and more like a small damson. Blue-black bloomy skin. Firm, green flesh. Clinging stone. Sharp damson like flavour. Good for culinary use as a damson.

Vigorous tree. Very unusual growth habit. Branches tend to grow downwards from the trunk and become twisted.

Main characteristics of Langley Bullace

Use Culinary
Colour Black
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  L Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Farleigh DamsonEarly Orleans
Other names  Langley Black Bullace