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Damson (Prunus) Merryweather
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Merryweather

Damson

Description: Merryweather is an unusually large plum sized damson, both for dessert and culinary use. Reliable heavy crops of blue-black fruits that can be eaten fresh when fully ripe, but are usually used for cooking. Yellow-greenish firm flesh, juicy and acidic flavour. A clingstone fruit, the stone tends to stick to the flesh. The tree itself is very vigorous and has a spreading habit. Good resistance to silver leaf disease.

History: Introduced by Messrs. Merryweather at Merryweather Nurseries from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK in 1907. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit in 1907 and a First Class Certificate in 1913 from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Damson Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

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