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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 34.00
    VVA-1 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.95
    St. Julien rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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

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