Although a damson, Merryweather is in some ways more like a small plum. The fruit can be eaten fresh if left to hang on the tree, but damsons really come into their own for culinary use, where they can subsitute for plums yet have a distinctive rich flavor.
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Merryweather is a large vigorous tree, which tends to be spreading rather than vertical in its growth like most damsons. It is also more precocious than other damsons, and you may get a crop from trees which are 3-4 years old.
Like most damsons, Merryweather tolerates wet and cold situations and is resistant to silverleaf.
UK, but origins unknown.