The Damson plum tree has many traits that make it a fine choice for the homeowner. These characteristics are a low and compact crown, tolerance to different kinds of soils, cold hardiness, resistance to diseases, and the ability to thrive with little or no care. The tart juicy plums are excellent for home canning.
A small, vigorous, rugged, erect growing plum tree. White flowers are borne in umbel-like clusters of 2-3 on short spurs, and solitary or 2-3 in axils on one year old wood. The later spring bloom time of the flowers makes them less frost prone. The foliage is dark green. Fruit production begins in 3-4 years. This tree bears heavy crops of purplish blue juicy, tart plums that ripens in August to October. Self-fertile. The tree adapts to wide range of soil types but requires moist soil. It is cold hardy and tolerates strong winds. Rainfall and high humidity during the growing season can cause the fruit to crack. Thinning is not necessary for Damson plums. Prune only to remove deadwood, crossing branches, or fast growing shoot that appear along the trunk or branches. (zones 5-9)
Height Variations: The standard grows to 20', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.
Spread Variations: Standard spread grows to 20', dwarf grows to 10'.
Moisture: This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Leaves: Simple, ovate or elliptic with acute or obtuse tips, finely toothed on the margins, green and often wrinkled on top, paler and softly hairy beneath
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: April.
Fruit Description: Small, dark blue or purple 1" oval drupe with golden yellow firm flesh, taste can be either sour or sweet, clingstone. The fruits are good for making Damson Gin or Damson Jam.
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This auction is for 5 seeds of Damson Plum Tree Plant.
The seeds were harvested in last fall, and tested viable good for planting.
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