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Damson Merryweather

Culinary plum


Raised at Merryweather's nurseries, Southwell, Nottinghamshire and introduced in 1907. Awarded the Award of Merit by the RHS in 1907 and a First Class Certificate in 1913. Can be used as a windbreak. Fruits have firm flesh with a true damson flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1995 - 029

Accession name
Damson, Merryweather
Flowering time  ›››
12th April10% flowering
17th AprilFull (80%) flowering
28th April90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
medium 1
Oval 1
25.20 g 1
Stalk Length
11.98 1
Skin Colour
Dark blue 1
Stalk Length
11.98 mm 1
Clingstone 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.