Damson plum growing tree of the genus Prunus also known as Prunus domestica ‘Damson’, Damson plum perennial deciduous plant, grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a.
Flower color white with 5 petals the stamens are yellow.
Damson plum fruits
Fruit elliptic to round the peel color is purple sometimes with yellow and green, the inner fruit mostly yellow but can be green or purple
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Requirements for Damson plum growing and care:
Chilling hours, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft in Damson plum?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite
How to prune:
Weak, dead and thin branches
Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White flowers five petals
Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommend thinning
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Damson plum fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, alcohol, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the trees with net or protect the fruit with traps
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Prunus domestica subsp. insititia