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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)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    Wavit rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock


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

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-September
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):1 week
    • Food uses:Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Silverleaf:Very resistant
    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colour:Blue - dark
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit