Shropshire Damson Plum Tree
A unique and delightful European variety, the Shropshire Damson Plum Tree is prized for its abundant crops of richly flavorful, attractive, juicy, blue-black fruit. Shropshire Damson fruit is great for fresh eating, preserves and canning. If you only have room from one Plum tree this variety is a great choice.
Latin Name: Prunus insititia
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Shropshire Damson Plum Tree is partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety for best crops.
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated