Damson - Shropshire Prune

Shropshire Prune Damson

Prunus insititia
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Damson Trees



Shropshire Prune Damson Trees for sale - order online

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
Price
Quantity
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
£29.50
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WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
£14.50
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S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
£14.25
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
£29.50
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Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard
£29.50
Brompton - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*
£22.50
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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.



Main characteristics of Shropshire Prune

Use Culinary
Colour Blue Black
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Small
Season of use  E Sep

Tree vigour  Small
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  24
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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