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Damson trees
Blue Violet

A traditional Westmorland damson variety - unusually sweet and early-ripening for a damson.
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Using


Damson trees
Blue Violet
Picking seasonEarly
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1 week
Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesCulinary
Cling-stoneClingstone
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Growing


Damson trees
Blue Violet
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Organic cultureSuitable
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Problems


Damson trees
Blue Violet
Disease resistanceGood
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Climate


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


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