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Farleigh damson trees

Prunus insititia

Farleigh is a traditional English damson, and one of the heaviest-cropping of all the damsons.

The abundant fruit has the characteristic rich damson flavour when cooked.

It is also very cold-hardy and a good choice if you want to grow a fruit tree in a difficult situation.

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Farleigh organic damson trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on St. Julien A rootstock22.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock22.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Farleigh was discovered in the county of Kent in the early 19th century.

Farleigh characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1 week
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • SilverleafVery resistant
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark

Similar varieties

  • Madeleine
    A traditional French dual-purpose purple plum.
  • See also Noberte
    Noberte is a traditional culinary plum, ideal for making jams and plum tarts.
  • See also Shropshire Prune
    Shropshire Prune
    The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.