A classic damson considered to be one of the best flavoured.
Pollination: Shropshire Prune is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.
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History and description of Shropshire Prune
Shropshire Prune damson is an old variety dating back to at least the 17th Century presumably from
Shropshire, UK. Has been grown commercially in the UK for processing.
Small, oval fruit. Blue-black with a dense bloom. Strong, rich, astringent damson flavour.
Considered to be the best flavoured damson.
Compact tree with dense twiggy branches. Fair and regular cropper but never producing very heavy
crops like the Farleigh damson.
Characteristics of Shropshire Prune damson, cherry plum and bullace trees
|Colour||Blue Black |
|Picking time|| |
|Season of use||E Sep |
|Suitable for||Northern Britain |