Langley is a small-fruited and productive damson, which ripens very late in the autumn - typically mid-October.
The fruit is too astringent for eating fresh but is excellent for cooking. It is traditional to pick the fruit after the first frosts, which seem to concentrate the flavour.
It is a clingstone fruit - the stone is not easily parted from the flesh.
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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.
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Langley is in flowering group 3. Langley 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.
Langley is a very hardy and vigorous tree, usually cropping heavily in almost any situation. A good choice for wet and windy climates.
Langley is self-fertile and will cross-pollinate with most other damsons and plums which flower in the middle of the blossom season.
Langley, Hertfordshire, 1902. Recognised by the RHS in 1902 and again in 1904.
Used to be known as Langley Bullace, bullaces being part of the same species as damsons - but nowadays generally regarded as a damson.
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