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LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

Hi all,thinking of buying a damson tree for jam making.Any idea which one is the best.image


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,599

    Damsons are self fertile so you will only need one.  The choice then depends on how much space you have as some trees are compact and others get quite large.

    Ken Muir has 3 varieties available with descriptions - I have Shropshire damson bought about 10 years ago on a trip to the Lakes.   It crops well except in years when frost gets the blossom before it's been pollinated.

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  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Thanks obelixx, I will have a look.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,148

    Merryweather is a really good variety for jams and tarts etc.  

    Reads are a really good supplier of fruit trees - their site says 'sold out' at the moment, but that's probably because it's the wrong season - I usually buy bare root from them. 

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  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Thanks Dove, I will have a look.image

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