Shropshire Prune Damson

Damson

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.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: September
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3
  • Any UK district

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