Shepherds Bullace damson trees

Shepherds Bullace damson tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Shepherds Bullace is a traditional English bullace - effectively a type of damson. The fruits have an extremely sharp flavour and are ideal for cooking with. The flavour sweetens after hard frosts.

Cropping is usually very good and the tree is tough and reliable.

Shepherds Bullace damson trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 30th January.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Pixy rootstock £18.95
Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock £26.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £18.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock £27.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Shepherds Bullace

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Fruit colour: Purple - light
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Flower form: Single flower (up to 8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Some resistance?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Shepherds Bullace

Shepherds Bullace is in flowering group 3. Shepherds Bullace is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other damson trees.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Shepherds Bullace damson trees

Shepherds Bullace is easy to grow, and needs little pruning.

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.