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Damson Plum ‘Merryweather’

by Sarah - January 31st, 2014.
Filed under: Thompson and Morgan.

damsonsDamson Plum ‘Merryweather’ from Thompson and morgan
I love damson jam and this tree will provide me with years of delicious damsons.

A medium sized Damson plum with good resistance to silver leaf disease. Damson ‘Merryweather’ produces heavy crops of large, yellow fleshed fruits for picking in late August. The blue skinned plums have a juicy, acidic flavour which is ideal for making delicious flavoured preserves.

Grafted onto a semi-dwarfing rootstock, to produce a compact, productive tree. Damson ‘Merryweather’ is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Height and spread: 2.5m (8′). Rootstock: St. Julien A.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.