This middle eastern plum is considered the ancestor of the plums we consume today. Blue Damson plum trees are small, blue-black tart plums prized for jams, jellies and chutney for many years. The Blue Damson plum, when cooked, develops a tartness and spiciness perfect for preserves. The Blue Damson plum trees have been experiencing a considerable resurgence over the last few years. Still a rare find at a farmers market. It's cold hardy, bears heavily and is dependable and self-fruitful. A relatively small tree great for the home garden. For further information on the Blue Damson plum please see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Blue Damson Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period: Late
Origin Date: Middle East 1400's
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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