Damson 'Merryweather'

Damson - Damson  'Merryweather'

Common Name: Damson
Genus: Damson
Cultivar: 'Merryweather'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Ultimate size on St. Julien A rootstock: 4 x 4m

Damsons are a great fruit to grow if you are a novice gardener as they are hardier than its closest relative the plum, and will cope with a wide range of soils. 'Merryweather' is an excellent all-rounder. It is a self-fertile variety that produces larger than average fruits, which have a blue-black skin and juicy acidic yellow flesh. These will be ready to harvest from late August.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.

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