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

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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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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