Plum, Damson 'Damas (Damson)'
Prunus domestica subsp. insititia 'Damas (Damson)', Hardiness : Zone 4
Other names
Damascus
Category
Fruit tree
Availability
30-65cm high, naked roots 25.00$ +1
65-100cm high, naked roots 33.00$ +1
Features
Height X Width
4.5m X 4.0m
Foliage
-
Flowering
-
Fruits
Small elongated purple-blue fruit. Need European plum for pollination.
Harvest : Begins in september
Resistances
-
Sun exposure
Full sun
Soil type
Normal, well drained
Edible parts
Fruit
Pollination
Needs another cultivar nearby to bear fruits
For more details, see our articles on pollination
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Description, from Wikipedia

The damson () or damson plum (Prunus domestica subsp. insititia, or sometimes Prunus insititia), also archaically called the "damascene", is an edible drupaceous fruit, a subspecies of the plum tree. Varieties of insititia are found across Europe, but the name damson is derived from and most commonly applied to forms that are native to Great Britain. Damsons are relatively small ovoid plum-like fruit with a distinctive, somewhat astringent taste, and are widely used for culinary purposes, particularly in fruit preserves and jams.

In South and Southeast Asia, the term damson plum sometimes refers to jamblang, the fruit from a tree in the family Myrtaceae. The name "mountain damson" or "bitter damson" was also formerly applied in Jamaica to the tree Simarouba amara.