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King of the Damsons

King of the Damsons

King of the Damsons, also known as Bradley's King is a large purple-blue damson which ripens in September. The flavor is less bitter than most damsons.

Prunus insititia

King of the Damsons damson trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

Suitable for most areas of the UK.



History

Nottinghamshire, 1880s.



King of the Damsons 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:2
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Vigorous
    • 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:1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour:Blue - dark