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Westmorland Maiden (Myrobalan B)

£18.00
Size: 
Maiden (Myrobalan B)
Type: 
Culinary
Fertility: 
self-fertile
Rootstock: 
Myrobalan B
Use: 
September
SKU: DAMWES-45111
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Description

The Westmorland damson is oval in cross-section (never round), blackish-purple in colour and as it approaches ripeness will be coated with a bloom of natural yeast often making the fruit more blue than purple. The Westmorland is thought to be a type of Shropshire prune (possibly the Blue Violet) but improved by the unique conditions in Westmorland and pollination by the wild Bullace and Sloe. A damson tree will develop different characteristics in different locations and the prevailing climate, and small variations may be observable within a distance of only a few miles. Thus, there is no authoritative identification process. This self-fertile culinary Damson is believed to have originated from Westmorland, UK in