The `Greengage of Damsons`, a native, British damson of the West Midlands. A small damson producing reliable crops. A Self-Fertile variety, thus only one damson required for the production of fruit. Supplied at 1.5 to 2.40 metres.
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.
This 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.
Shropshire Prune Options Explained
Pixy: This option for Shropshire Prune will grow to around 3m and could be a bush or a single stem (check with us first if this is important). Will provide fruit a little quicker than St Julien A but ultimately not as much due to it being a slightly smaller tree/bush. Supplied around 1.2 to 1.80m tall and 2-3 years old.
St Julien A Bush: Will grow to around 3.5m tall and the main branches of the Shropshire Prune start much lower to the ground giving a bush or vase shape. Has the advantage of having an open centre allowing more light and air in which arguably is better especially in wet or damp conditions. Supplied at around 1.5 to 2.00m tall and 2-3 years old.
St Julien A Half Standard: Grows to around 3.5m tall but has been pruned to have a clear stem/trunk for ornamental reasons and has a sort of lollipop shape which is what the "Half Standard" part of the description refers to. Supplied at 1.5 to 2.4m tall and will be 2-3 years old, with average weather, most likely to be 1.8m or more at delivery.
If you are having trouble choosing which Shropshire Prune is best for you then close your eyes and stab at the screen?
If you are not that adventurous and want a more reasoned and considered approach then maybe the following will help.
Pixy will appeal to people with smaller gardens or growing spaces, find the word Pixy amusing, want to give a fruit gift to someone they know called Pixy, want their fruit quicker than a St Julien A option can supply it or they actually stabbed at the screen and hit Pixy. Most likely don't vote conservative due to the unconventional nature of Pixy, more likely Liberal.
People that usually buy the St Julien A Bush are the allotmenteers, serious fruit producing, Volvo driving, flat cap welly wearing, full fat milk drinking, Salt of the earth type people that probably vote labour. The open centre nature of the Bush allows more light and air into the centre which is good because any water is dried out quicker
If you are Lord of the Manor, don't have children so the garden is your life, a garden is a piece of art not a source of food, then go for the Half Standard as they are just as fruit bearing but mostly aesthetically pleasing. Probably a Guradian or Telegraph newspaper reader with someone in the family being knighted and probably votes conservative.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Shropshire Prune Fruit Tree
Damson 'Shropshire Prune' arrived safely yesterday - beautifully packed, and a beautiful young tree. I'm delighted with it !Kind regards Margaret Walty 0420
Another lovely tree, thank you. Congratulations as well on your promotion to Senior Dogsbody. I am a mere Junior Dogsbody, but hope one day to reach such a role. With best wishes, and thanks for an excellent service, Carl 0418
Thanks for your jolly email. The tree arrived in good order and looks to be in good shape. I will plant it when the snow goes away. We are in the Pyrenees and surrounded by white stuff at present. Will send cheery photos when planted. Getting over flu at present xx Gill Williams 0115