Order now for December 2019We are accepting orders for December delivery, but please read our Brexit statement.  More>
EU flagOrange Pippin EU logo

Aylesbury Prune

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)


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

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):late September
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):1-3 days
    • Food uses:Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:2
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Average vigour
  • Problems

    • Bacterial canker:Some susceptibility
    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates, Warm climates
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour:Blue - dark