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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.  Pollination partners

Merryweather damson, cherry plum and bullace trees for sale

VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £34.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £55.50 Sold-out
WA-VIT rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £22.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £34.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £22.50 Sold-out

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

ColourBlue Black
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useE Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Pollination date19
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners

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