The Shropshire Prune damson is classed as the classic damson due to its flavour. Shropshire Prune produces radiant purple fruits ideally suited to cooking – producing a delicious flavour. It can also be used for jams and compote. Shropshire Prune is self-fertile and its small fruits are available from September.
The Merryweather damson produces large fruits with a blue-black skin. The flesh is yellow, juicy, acidic but hard. It is an excellent all-round performer. Merryweather damson is self-fertile and in Pollination Group B. The period of use is late September.