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botanical name:
Prunus insititia 'Farleigh Damson'
Prunus insititia 'Farleigh Damson' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Damson 'Farleigh'
synonyms:  Prunus domestica ssp. insititia 'Farleigh Damson'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Heavy crops of small dark blackish blue fruits, with a good sharp flavour, produced in late August or early September. Small deciduous tree of densely twiggy habit, clusters of small white flowers in spring.

cultivation:
Any reasonable, well drained soil in sun or light part shade. Grows well on clay soils.
Partly self fertile. Polination group D.

usage:
Good for cooking and preserves.
Can be used for informal hedging and makes a good windbreak.

other notes:
Originated in Kent about 1820

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