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

Any reasonable, well drained soil in sun or light part shade.

From rooted suckers

Good for cooking and preserves. Somewhat laborious to prepare as it is difficult to separate the large stones, even when the fruit is very ripe.

other notes:
Traditionally grown the Northwest of England, thought to have derived from the 'Shropshire Prune'.
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