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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

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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
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Parentage  Farleigh DamsonEarly Orleans
Other names  Langley Black Bullace