Plum Tree - Damson
Hardy Purple Plum
The Damson ,(Prunus domestica subsp. insititia, or sometimes Prunus insititia) is a small plum native to Great Britian. Damson plums are one of the most popular old varieties in America.
The Damson plum has a purple skin over a small, oval, yellow fleshed fruit, and is good for canning and preserves because of its' an astringent, spicy, tart flavor.
Damsons are used for cooking, jam & wine making. A hardy tree, largely untroubled by pests and diseases. Damsons succeed where most plums would fail.
They are semi-shade tolerant and they grow to 12-14 ft. They make good windbreaks and hedges, though they are not likely to fruit well if they are very exposed. Damsons are mostly self-fertile and cross-pollinate with plums.
*Small Purple Plum
|Family||Prunus 'Blue Damson'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Early April|
|Harvest Period||Early September|