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St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref Y3

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Y3
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.
Orchard Map
There are two Little Owls' nests in the paddock. One of them is in a hollow pear-tree to the east; and the other is in a hollow apple-tree to the west.   (Robert Lynd from Solomon in All His Glory)