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Fruit tree comparison - Shropshire Prune
Damson trees

Shropshire Prune

The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Suitable for beginners
Cropping Light
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Weak growing
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Mid
Early September
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sharper

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Blue - dark
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green