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King of the Damsons

King of the Damsons
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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-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

Suitable for most areas of the UK.

History

Nottinghamshire, 1880s.

King of the Damsons characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourVigorous
  • 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 origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark