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Farleigh damson trees

Farleigh damson tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
RHS AGM for Farleigh

Farleigh is probably the heaviest-cropping of all the damsons.

The abundant fruit has the characteristic rich damson flavour when cooked.

Order now for delivery from week commencing 12th September (pot grown) or November (bare-root).

Farleigh damson trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2016 - April 2017)

Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - VVA-1 rootstock £32.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - St.Julien rootstock £31.95

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries December 2016 - March 2017)

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pixy rootstock £18.95
Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £18.95
Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock £19.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £18.45
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £27.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Farleigh

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Silverleaf: Very resistant?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Blue - dark
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    2000
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Farleigh

Farleigh is in flowering group 3. Farleigh is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other damson trees.

How to grow Farleigh damson trees

Farleigh is one of the hardiest of damsons, making it a good choice for difficult situations where other fruit trees may not flourish.

Historical details

Discovered in Kent in the early 19th century.

Botanical name

Prunus insititia 'Farleigh'


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