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Damson Merryweather in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus insititia 'Merryweather'

 

Damson 'Merryweather'

Damson Tree is a deciduous fruiting tree that can be fan-trained (approx. 2m.x3m), bush-trained (approx, 4m. high) half-standard (up to 6m. high) or standard (up to 8m. high). Most varieties are self-fertile (ie do not need a pollinator) but having second variety tree as a pollinator will improve the amount of fruit borne.. The white flowers appear in Spring, and the fruit, which have a single, clinging stone, ripen in late Summer. 'Merryweather' bears heavy crops of large, yellow-fleshed, blue-skinned fruits for harvesting in late Summer / early Autumn. The fruit is juicy, and has an acidic flavour that is great for making delicious preserves.

Contributed by @BlackmoorFruit

 
plant Features
  • Damson Merryweather likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Damson Merryweather likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Damson Merryweather is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Damson Merryweather likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Damson 'Merryweather'

Latin name

Prunus insititia 'Merryweather'

type

Fruiting tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Damson Merryweather likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Damson Merryweather is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Damson Merryweather likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Damson Merryweather likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Damson Merryweather is 5.00meters x 6.00meters 5.00 M 6.00 M

Prunus insititia 'Merryweather'

Damson Tree is a deciduous fruiting tree that can be fan-trained (approx. 2m.x3m), bush-trained (approx, 4m. high) half-standard (up to 6m. high) or standard (up to 8m. high). Most varieties are self-fertile (ie do not need a pollinator) but having second variety tree as a pollinator will improve the amount of fruit borne.. The white flowers appear in Spring, and the fruit, which have a single, clinging stone, ripen in late Summer. 'Merryweather' bears heavy crops of large, yellow-fleshed, blue-skinned fruits for harvesting in late Summer / early Autumn. The fruit is juicy, and has an acidic flavour that is great for making delicious preserves.


Flowering

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Although plum trees are frost hardy, the flowers - essential for fruiting - are very susceptible to frost. If frost is threatened during the flowering period, protect the flowers with horticultural fleece.

 

Planting

From Late Autumn TO Mid Winter

Plant plum trees in the dormant season, in a sheltered position where the tree will get plenty of sunshine. Dig a large hole, and put a good amount of organic material in the bottom of the hole to help with drainage.

 
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