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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
Cropping Good
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 style Sharper

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