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Damson (Prunus) Shropshire Prune
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Shropshire Prune


Description: Shropshire Prune, also known as the 'Greengage of Damson' is the Native of the West Midlands. A small hedgerow damson, very reliable cropper with intense flavour, delicious cooked into puddings, jams and for gin! Dark blue in colour, firm sugary flesh. Very similar to the damson variety 'Westmorland'.

History: Originates from Shropshire, UK in 17th Century. Thought to be wild seedlings gathered and cultivated. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1998.

General attributes

Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district
Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Self-fertile Self-fertile
Picking month Mid September Picking month Mid September