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Farleigh damson trees

Prunus insititia
Farleigh
Farleigh has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritFarleigh is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 2000
One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.

Farleigh damson trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree VVA-1 rootstock £60.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
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  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £59.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £62.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock SALE £45.75(was £49.75)
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock SALE £40.00(was £43.75)
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  • BR31-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
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  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £47.50
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  • BR52-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £51.00
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  • BR61-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £41.00
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 15th April where these items are showing as in stock.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

Farleigh is probably the heaviest-cropping of all the damsons.

The abundant fruit has the characteristic rich damson flavour when cooked.

How to grow

Farleigh is one of the hardiest of damsons, making it a good choice for difficult situations where other fruit trees may not flourish.

Although self-fertile, it can be readily pollinated by other mid-season flowering damsons and plums - its flowering time almost exactly matches that of Victoria plum trees.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Discovered in Kent in the early 19th century.

Farleigh characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)