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Farleigh damson trees

Prunus insititia
Farleigh

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

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

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 £43.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £42.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £47.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £23.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £24.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £32.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £37.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Discovered in Kent in the early 19th century.

Farleigh characteristics

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • SilverleafVery resistant
  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit