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Fruit tree comparison - Blue Violet
Damson trees

Blue Violet

A traditional Westmorland damson variety - unusually sweet and early-ripening for a damson.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Average
CroppingGood
Fertility?Self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit persistence?Fruit drops when ripe

Using

Picking season?Early
Use / keeping?1 week
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSharper

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Good

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colourBlue - dark
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen