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Shepherds Bullace

  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Shepherds Bullace is a traditional English bullace - effectively a type of damson. The fruits have an extremely sharp flavour and are ideal for cooking with. The flavour sweetens after hard frosts.

Cropping is usually very good and the tree is tough and reliable.

Prunus insititia

Shepherds Bullace damson trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 25.00
    VVA-1 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-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

Shepherds Bullace is a traditional English bullace - effectively a type of damson. The fruits have an extremely sharp flavour and are ideal for cooking with. The flavour sweetens after hard frosts.

Cropping is usually very good and the tree is tough and reliable.

History

Shepherds Bullace is easy to grow, and needs little pruning.

Shepherds Bullace characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomSome resistance
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple - light
  • Fruit sizeLarge