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Madeleine damson trees

(Madeleine Nomblot)
Prunus domestica

Madeleine is a traditional French dark-blue dual-purpose plum. It can be used in the kitchen for both baking and in preserves.

For cooking pick the plums slightly under-ripe. For eating fresh it is best to leave the plums on the tree until they are fully ripe.

This is a free-stone plum, the stone falls away easily from the flesh.

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Madeleine organic damson trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on St. Julien A rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Madeleine is usually considered self-sterile, but we think it is probably reasonably self-fertile - like the English damson-type plums which it closely resembles.


Madeleine characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodearly August
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Country of originFrance
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colourBlue - darkPurple
  • Fruit sizeSmall

Similar varieties

  • Farleigh
    Farleigh is a cold-hardy heavy-cropping traditional English damson.
  • Noberte
    Another damson-style plum.
  • Shropshire Prune
    The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.