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New products at Harrod Horticultural

by John - July 8th, 2017.
Filed under: Harrod Horticultural, New Products.

New product today at Harrod Horticultural

Organic Merryweather Damson Tree

Organic Merryweather Damson Tree £19.45
This Self Fertile Damson Is In Fact A Cross Between A Damson And A Plum. Its Blue/black Bloomy Fruits Are Round Oval, Unlike Most Damsons Whose Fruits Are Usually Oval And Taper To Either End. The Flesh Is Green Yellow With A Damson Flavour Though Not As Intense As The Other Varietiesdamson Trees Have Been Around In The Uk For Centuries And Can Be Regarded As Native In Many Parts. Damson Trees Mostly Fruit Into September, The Heart Of The Fruit Picking Time. Grown On Moderate Vigour St Julien A Rootstock, They Have The Advantage Of Being Self Fertile. Originally Damsons Came From Around Damascus, Syria Hence The Name. Damson Trees Have Been Around In The Uk For Centuries And Can Be Regarded As Native In Many Parts. The Crusaders Are Said To Have Brought Back Damson Stones To Try In England. Damson Trees Are Often Found Around Sites Of Roman Camps So Maybe The Romans Introduced Them.shropshire Prune Is The Closest To The Original Damson Brought Back From The Middle East And May Well Have Bred With The Native Sloe To Become Distinctive To Areas Where Damson Trees Have Been Much Grown, Such As Westmoreland. In Other Parts Where Plums Have And Are Grown Damson Trees Are Grown In The Hedgerows Around The Orchards Providing Shelter To The More Delicate Plums And To Help With Merryweather Damson Trees Supplied In Moderately Vigorous Form On St Julien A Rootstockstrees Grown On St Julien A Rootstock Approx. 1.5m When Supplied And Reach 4-5.5m (12 18)raised On Soil Association Certified And Defra Inspected Specialist Nurseryideal For Fan Training On A Sunny, South Facing Wallfruits In 2-3 Yearsheavy And Reliable Croppersuitable For Growing As A Bush Treepollination Group C But Self Fertilepopular Dessert/culinary Variety – Pick In Septemberprune Young Trees In Early Spring And More Established Trees In Mid-summer To Avoid Silverleaffruit Is Round Oval In Shape With A Blue/black Skin And Yellow Fleshsupplied With Siting, Plan