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St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref J6

Tree Details   
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J6
Tree Type Damson
Variety Merryweather
Rootstock St Julien A
Date Planted 15 March 2010
Tree Description A large blue-black fruit of hybrid origin but of full damson flavour. Growing into a large somewhat spreading tree with broad plum-like foliage. Self fertile and a good cropper. Used to be planted in farm hedges as a crop. A late September damson.
Comments Chosen by CS. Damsons have an exquisite flavour in preserves and pickles, often neglected in the past and deserving of more attention.
Orchard Map
The plum tree does not fear the cold and the camelia enlivens the banks of the river.   (Yung p'ing (Chinese 17th C))