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Damson trees
Merryweather

Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.
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Damson trees
Merryweather
Picking seasonMid
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesCulinary
Cling-stoneClingstone
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Growing


Damson trees
Merryweather
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
VigourVigorous
Bearing regularityRegular
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Damson trees
Merryweather
SilverleafVery resistant
Disease resistanceGood
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Climate


Damson trees
Merryweather
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Damson trees
Merryweather
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourBlue - dark
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