Spring 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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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
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 £53.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £52.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £54.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £35.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree VVA-1 rootstock £43.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £36.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR41-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £33.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year bush-trained bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £41.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR62-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £45.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR71-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £35.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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.

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.

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
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • SilverleafVery resistant

Identification

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

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