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Farleigh damson trees

Farleigh damson tree
  • Best seller
  • Pick: Late-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Farleigh

Farleigh is probably the heaviest-cropping of all the damsons.

The abundant fruit has the characteristic rich damson flavour when cooked.

Farleigh damson trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - VVA-1 rootstock 27.90 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock 27.90 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - St.Julien rootstock 27.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Farleigh

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Silverleaf: Very resistant?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Blue - dark
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    2000
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Farleigh

Farleigh is in flowering group 3. Farleigh is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other damson trees.

How to grow Farleigh damson trees

Farleigh is one of the hardiest of damsons, making it a good choice for difficult situations where other fruit trees may not flourish.

Historical details

Discovered in Kent in the early 19th century.

Botanical name

Prunus insititia 'Farleigh'