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Farleigh damson trees

Prunus insititia
Farleigh has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritFarleigh is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

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

Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

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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
    • Disease resistanceGood
    • Picking seasonLate
    • Season of use1 week
    • Food usesCulinary
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colourBlue - dark

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    • See also Shropshire Prune
      Shropshire Prune
      The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.