Plum, Damson


Prunus domestica subsp. insititia

The Damson plum was cultivated in ancient Greece. It produces an oblong, purple, and extremely sweet fruit. The high sugar content makes it ideal for making dates. It requires 600-800 chill hours. Should be pruned in spring or summer, not winter (to avoid silver leaf disease).

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Height: 15-20 ft.
Width: 15-20 ft.
Growth rate: Moderate
Sunlight: Full sun, although benefits from afternoon shade in summer
Soil: Prefers well-drained sandy loam, but does well in other soil types too
pH: Prefers slightly acidic or slightly alkaline soil
Harvest time: August-September
Years to bear: 3-4
Pollinator: Self-fertile, but produces more with another European plum

3 Gallon, 5 Gallon

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