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Merryweather Damson Fruit Tree (Prunus domestica `Merryweather`) Supplied in a container **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**

Merryweather Damson Fruit Tree (Prunus domestica `Merryweather`) Supplied in a container **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**
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 £45.00 
Available Options:
Rootstock Qty
St Julien A Bush Grows to 3.5m * default  

All fruit trees certified virus free with a FREE FRUIT TREE WARRANTY. Most are UK seeds/grown with up to 4 years root and 2 years tree growth or more. Smaller rootstocks can bear fruit the first year. Looking to buy several fruit trees? Click here for our FREE FRUIT TREE OFFERAll basic pruning requirements completed before delivery.

Merryweather Damson Fruit Tree  

Merryweather (Prunus domestica 'Merryweather'), introduced in 1907, is an extremely versatile damson providing copious volumes of plum-type fruits identifiable by their purple-blue-black skin and marvellous, juicy yellow flesh. Furthermore, Merryweather has a strong, acid flavour which makes it very valuable for cooking purposes. This damson is reasonably self-fertile, however, to be assured success, we recommend another plum is planted close.

Supplied at about 1.25 metres to 1.75 metres in the 12 Litre version, slightly smaller for the 3 litre Maiden pot size which is supplied in a 3 litre container. 

Please select from the drop down menu below which rootstock you want or tell us at checkout. 

Month of Picking: Late-September

Type of Damson: Eating/Cooking

Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This damson is self-fertile so there is no need for another damson for pollination

This damson is in flowering period is C3

Merryweather will be suitable to act as a pollination partner for damsons in the flowering periods C2, C3 and C4.

This variety of damson tree is supplied in a container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Merryweather Damson Trees

January 2014: It arrived in good time, in good condition and well packed - a very nice Merryweather tree, now planted. Excellent service. John 

October 2013: Hi Alan, A tree has just arrived and it looks really good. It appears to have no label, but I look forward to it bearing loads of damsons in due course. Many thanks for your service. I am impressed by the quality of both trees and shall plant them in the next two or three days. Have a great weekend. John Sandeman 



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TOP SELLING FRUIT TREES, Wet ground issues then choose a PEAR TREE first, followed by APPLE TREES. For more information on pollination please look at  POLLINATION EXPLAINED or choosing the CORRECT POLLINATION PARTNER

Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.

Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you. 

Growing Our Trees In The UK
To date, we have checked the passports of our trees and none seem to have sneaked off for non UK holidays so all are UK grown.

Climate Change 
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.

Root Stocks explained

12 Litre Half Standard St Julian A: Grows to about 3.6 metres at maturity. More of a tree shape with a clear stem/trunk of around 1m. Traditional garden tree as it allows easy mowing or companion planting underneath. 
12 Litre Bush St Julian A: Grows to about 3.6 metres at maturity. Same mature height as a Half Standard but more bush shaped with around 45cm clear stem/trunk. Pruned to provide a balanced and shaped head and provide slightly more fruit than a half standard.
12 Litre Bush Pixy: Grows to about 3 metres at maturity and is more of a bush shape with around 45cm clear stem/trunk. In summary, same as above just smaller.

Important Damson Fruit Tree information
All our Damson fruit trees are grown and delivered in their pots which means you have the benefit of being able to plant them ALL YEAR ROUND. Leaving them in their pots outside over winter (October to March) may kill them unless you use a warm conservatory or greenhouse. We advise planting as soon as you receive them unless there is a frost.



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