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Damson trees

King of the Damsons

A traditional 19th century English damson from Nottinghamshire. Also widely-known as Bradley's King.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 2
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Large
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sweet/Sharp

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Fruit colour Blue - dark
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green