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Gardening day 10 February 2011 - planting a Shropshire Prune (Damson) tree
Our latest acquisition, a Shropshire Prune (Damson) tree, was kindly donated by Penny and Richard Russell.
The Shropshire Prune (Damson) tree, unpacked and waiting to be planted.
The tree was supplied by Buckingham Nurseries Ltd whose catalogue gives the following information: Prolific small oval blue-black fruit, excellent flavoured green-yellow flesh. Compact and reliable. Known as the 'greengage of damsons'. Native of the West Midlands. 17th century from Shropshire. Mid-late Sept. Cooker. The rootstock
is St Julien A
The web site http://www.pots2plots.com accessed 23 February 2011 describes the Damson rootstock St Julien A as semi-vigorous and gives advice on pruning
Being brought to its planting hole.
Placed in position.
Staked and tied.
The Friends taking a break
Photos: Pauline Powell
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