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.