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

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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1 week
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Culinary
  • Growing

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

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Some resistance
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Purple - light
    • Fruit size:Large