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Farleigh

Farleigh

Farleigh is probably the heaviest-cropping of all the damsons. The fruit is quite small, but has the characteristic rich damson flavor when cooked.

Prunus insititia

Farleigh damson trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    VVA-1 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    Wavit rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

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

History

Discovered in Kent in the early 19th century.

Farleigh characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SilverleafVery resistant
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit