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Plum and damson trees

Pflaumenbäume

When the sun is a little lower in late summer, the great time for plum trees and the closely related damson trees begins.

   
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Apricot-Mirabelle Aprimira

Combines two types of fruit

From £29.40 *

Apricot-Plum Aprisali

Combines two types of fruit

From £29.40 *

Columnar Plum Fruttini® Skyscraper

A columnar plum for the smallest gardens

From £30.40 *

Columnar Plum Fruttini® Sunscraper

A columnar plum for less space and juicy, yellow pulp

£34.40 *

Damson Cacacs Schönste (self-fertile)

Bears fruits the fastest

From £18.90 *

Damson Fellenberg (self-fertile)

Large-fruited, medium late standard variety with a very good flavour

From £27.90 *

Damson Juna (self-fertile)

The earliest yield (from the end of June to the beginning of July)

From £27.90 *

Damson Top Five (self-fertile)

Early, fragrant plum

From £27.90 *

Damson Top Star (self-fertile)

Medium-sized plum - bears fruit starting from the second year

From £27.90 *

Damson Topper (self-fertile)

The latest plum variety

From £27.90 *

Damson Zimmers Frühzwetschge

A very sweet, early plum

From £18.90 *

Dwarf Purple-leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus cistena has dark red foliage, the pink flowers and red fruits

£19.90 *

   
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More useful information about Plum and damson trees

They produce deep blue to purple plums and damsons that can be used as toppings for delicious cakes, for jams, as dried fruit and in many other recipes. So there are many good reasons to buy a plum tree. Here in the Lubera® garden shop you will find a large selection of beautiful plum and damson trees for every garden. Especially the early varieties of plums make for early harvesting fun.

Buy plum tree and/or damson tree – small but important differences

There are always confusions in our crops, including between plum and damson trees. So what is the difference between a plum and a damson? First of all, plum trees are closely related to damson trees, as they both belong to the botanical species Prunus domestica. However, through breeding and grafting two different varieties have been created, whose fruits have developed a few special characteristics. The damson is elongated and its flesh is rather firm, so that it can be easily removed. The taste of the damson fruit is sweet with a nice acidity. This makes it an ideal fruit for cooking and baking. So often a plum cake is actually a damson cake, because damsons are ideal for baking.

The plum on the other hand is rounder, juicier and the flesh is rather soft. It is therefore particularly suitable for direct consumption and for the popular plum jam. As a dried plum it also goes very well with winter meat dishes. As you can see, there are many good reasons to buy and plant plum and damson trees.

The right care for plum and damson trees

The fruit trees of the species Prunus domestica, which include not only plums and damsons, but also Mirabelle plum (or cherry plum) and greengages are free-standing small or bush-like trees. They are also cultivated as columnar fruit trees and in ornamental varieties, which enchant many a garden with their strong light red blossoms and blood-red leaves. Small varieties such as Fruttini® Sunscraper and Skyscraper can also be planted in pots.

The right location for damson trees

Damson trees as well as plums and all other Prunus domestica varieties prefer a sunny location. So after you buy a plum tree, you should make sure that the soil at the location is humus-rich and nutritious, yet permeable. Flower and fruit formation and fruit ripening are promoted by a warm, wind-protected site.

Watering plum and damson trees

Plum and damson trees should be watered, especially after planting and when the plant is dry during fruit formation. Good growth and later an abundant harvest are the thanks for many a pot of water that is carried to the tree.

Harvesting plums and damsons

Depending on the variety, harvesting takes place between July and September. The fruits on the plum tree are ripe when the flesh becomes soft and when the fruit can be removed from the branch by gently pulling it. Sometimes, animal tenants have already settled in the plums, and these can be easily removed when the plums are pitted. In any case, an animal infestation is no reason to throw away the whole plum.

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