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Aylesbury Prune

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

Aylesbury Prune is a traditional English culinary damson, which used to be grown commercially on a small-scale in the Vale of Aylesbury and surrounding areas of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

The fruits are small, blue-black in colour, and the stone is clinging.

Prunus insititia

Aylesbury Prune damson trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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How to grow

Aylesbury Prune is a traditional English culinary damson, which used to be grown commercially on a small-scale in the Vale of Aylesbury and surrounding areas of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

The fruits are small, blue-black in colour, and the stone is clinging.

History

Although usually trained as a bush-tree for best fruit production, Aylesbury Prune can also be grown as a fruiting hedge.

It is likely to be tolerant of chalk, since the Vale of Aylesbury borders the chalky soils of the Chiltern hills.

Aylesbury Prune characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-3 days
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Bacterial cankerSome susceptibility
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • Fruit sizeSmall