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Description

Distinctive, rich flavor. This tree bears consistently heavy crops of heirloom plums. Fruit is juicy and delightfully tangy. Try it in homemade jams and jellies and you will never settle for another plum’s preserves. Tree is vigorous and hardy. Clingstone. Originates from Shropshire, England. Introduced to America in the late 1800s. Ripens in September. Self-pollinating. Shropshire cultivar

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Tart, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' Tall X 18 - 20' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow plum trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
love the preserves
Eddie A on Dec 5, 2016
Damson plums make wonderful jam.
MICHAEL M on Aug 29, 2016
love the preserves
Eddie A on Dec 5, 2016
My favorite jam. I would love to have fruit to make my own. Taking a chance on hardiness zone of 8a, but want to try.
Barbara M on Oct 17, 2016
Damson plums make wonderful jam.
MICHAEL M on Aug 29, 2016
love the flavor of jams with this plum
Herbert G on Aug 27, 2016
Makes great jelly
Lucinda P on May 15, 2016
My favorite preserves
Donna V on Mar 21, 2016
I saw an article in a paper that stated these were the plums in preserves that won first place at the fairs. That is what I want in my pantry!
Mary T on Mar 13, 2016
My favorite jam. I would love to have fruit to make my own. Taking a chance on hardiness zone of 8a, but want to try.
Barbara M on Oct 17, 2016
love the flavor of jams with this plum
Herbert G on Aug 27, 2016
will the deer like this tree?
Cindy H on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Young trees should be encircled with a woven wore fence 5 foot high for about 5 years. Then they'll be too big for the deer to bother. Deer repellent capsules that hang on the tree work well, too, but you have to replace them 3x a year or more.
can you train them like a fan?
Ed G on Dec 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is:yes. You can espalier practically any fruit tree into any form, including this tree. Espalier is an artistic pruning and training method that can be applied if you have the time and interest. Our detailed article can be found here: //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/espalier-fruit-trees
What color flesh?
Steven H on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Damsons have a golden flesh like other European plums.

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Damson plum for Wyoming Zone 4/5.
Very good quality tree, arrived in great shape. Tolerated light frosts after planting with blooms intact. Damsons do well in clay loam as long as they are well drained.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Beautiful little tree.
I'm looking forward to seeing it grow. I have 6' tall fence circle around it for deer and rabbit protection. It's black welded wire 2"x4" and I made 4 of them from a 50' roll. It blends in well. I didn't like the spiral tree protectors. They hard to install when trying not to damage the tender trunk. There are better designed guards available.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Damson Plum
I was surprised that this worked. Tree in the mail, who knew. Planted it promptly upon receipt last summer. It survived the winter and is now leafing out. I expect it will need a couple of years to establish itself.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Damson Plum
As this is a first year tree, we have not had any harvest--but are definitely looking forward to it. The plant arrived in very good condition and it's ultimate size will be absolutely perfect for its location.
August 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
good products
Got a lemon tree, pine berry, n plumb tree. Lemon died.... May have gone without water too long.. but the pine berrys n plumb tree r looking awesome! No berry last yr. But this yr there is close to 30 flowers on the 4 plants I got so I'm looking forward to those. And the plumb is still growing
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Damson Plum trees
This is spring #2 for one tree and #3 for the other one. Both are leafing out well and appear to have survived another northern Michigan winter. Neither one has bloomed. This might be too early in the season or the trees might be too young. In any case they are both well-shaped and appear to be very healthy.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Dwarf Damson Plum from Satrk Bros
Damson is the ONLY plum for jam. Left one behind when we moved and have searched for the true Damson. A Std gets very large so hope the dwarf will be easier maintenance and as good. The whip is smaller than expected but strong , healthy, and (thank you) unpruned. It''l be a few years before I can write a true review of the tree and fruit
March 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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