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Shepherds Bullace damson trees

Prunus insititia
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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

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)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year half-standard bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £37.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Shepherds Bullace 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
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourPurple - light
  • Fruit sizeLarge