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St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref Y2

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Tree Type Damson
Variety Merryweather
Rootstock St Julien A
Date Planted 23 January 2011
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.
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Now it is my turn. Topping up my glass for courage, I speak of Kazakhstan's two great gifts to the world: the cultivated apple and the tamed horse.   (Roger Deakin)