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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Shepherds Bullace damson trees

Prunus insititia
Orange Pippin
Shepherds Bullace is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A large-fruited bullace, used for cooking and preserves, similar to a damson.

Shepherds Bullace 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 St. Julien rootstock £52.00
    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)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £33.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £45.00
    Large tree (3m-4m 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.

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.

How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Shepherds Bullace characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Fruit colourPurple - light
  • Fruit sizeLarge

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