St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref G6

Tree Details   
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Tree Type Damson
Variety Farleigh Damson
Rootstock St Julien A
Date Planted 15 March 2010
Tree Description A small blue-black fruit of fine rich flavour when cooked. In suitable conditions can bear enormous crops. Partially self fertile it is readily pollinated by other plums. A sturdy upright tree.
Comments Chosen by CS. Damsons have an exquisite flavour in preserves and pickles, often neglected in the past and deserving of more attention.
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Apple-tree, apple-tree, bear good fruit, or down with your top and up with your root.   (19th Century, South Hams, Devon)