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A very popular large damson regarded by some as a small plum with damson flavour.
Origin: Nottinghamshire UK, 1907
Pollination: Merryweather is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.
History and description of Merryweather
Merryweather damson was raised at and named after Merryweather's Nursery, Southwell
Nottinghamshire, UK and introduced in 1907. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1907 and a First Class
Certificate in 1913. Parentage is not known. The fruit size and tree habit have led to suspicions that it
may not be a true damson.
A very large fruit for a damson. The size of a small plum. Blue-black skin with a heavy bloom of lighter
blue. Firm, greenish yellow flesh. Clinging stone. Good damson flavour. Good for freezing and using
during the winter.
Moderately vigrous spreading tree resembling a plum tree rather than a damson tree in many respects.
Regular, good cropper.
Characteristics of Merryweather damson, cherry plum and bullace trees