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Available Options:
Option Qty
St Julien A Bush Grows to 3.5m  * default 
St. Julien A (Half Standard) Grows to 3.5m (+£3.50)   
Pixy / VVA1 Grows to 3.0m (+£4.50)   

All fruit trees certified virus free with a Limited 3 Year Fruit Tree Warranty.  Click here for our FREE FRUIT TREE OFFERAll basic pruning requirements completed before delivery.

Root Stocks Explained
Generic: Usually a St Julien A which grows to around 3.5m at maturity however they can be supplied on slightly different rootstocks giving a similar height. 
St Julian A Half Standard: Grows to about 3.5 metres at maturity. More of a lollipop shape with a clear stem/trunk of around 1m. Traditional garden tree as it allows easy mowing or companion planting underneath. St Julian A: Grows to about 3.5 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.
Pixy/VVA1: 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.

Shropshire Prune

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 1.25 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 1.25 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.

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

Quick Fruit Tree Links
Take a look at our 
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. 

Climate Change
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back. 

Planting In The Corner Of A Garden 
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy. 

Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value. 

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