Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway. 

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in January 2021.

Merryweather Damson Trees

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Misc Multi Purpose, Pollinator, Self fertile
Fruiting Late Season
Type Cooking

Prunus institia Merryweather

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910-2425+
Maiden. Bareroot Plenty of Stock£18.95Plenty of Stock£17.95Plenty of Stock£16.95Plenty of Stock£15.95
Bush. Bareroot Plenty of Stock£28.95Plenty of Stock£27.95Plenty of Stock£26.95Plenty of Stock£24.95
Half Standard. Bareroot Stock = 14 £31.75Stock = 14 £30.75Stock = 14 £29.75Stock = 14 £28.75
  Prices include VAT

Please select the size and quantity of Bareroot trees you would like

£15.50
£18.95
 

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Merryweather Damson

Merryweather is a heavy cropping tree that yields the largest blue, plum-sized damsons.

They can be eaten raw or cooked and are particularly good for jams, pickles and - of course damson gin and brandy. Merryweather is self-fertile and an excellent pollinator. The crops ripen through September depending on location and weather. Of all the damsons, this is probably the easiest/most reliable and is the variety we would recommend if you are just starting out on your damson growing career.

All damsons like a sunny spot. They should be planted in well drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter, and they respond really well if you use Rootgrow when planting them. They will need simple pruning over the year, just make sure never to do this when the tree is dormant. Any fruit with the word Prunus in its Latin name should be pruned in late spring or in the summer. 

We think this is the easiest damson to use if you are making jam because the fruit are larger than most and come away from the flesh reasonable easily. 

Browse our range of damson trees or see the full variety of fruit trees.

Please note that our 2-year-old half standard trees and our one-year-old maiden  trees are on St Julien A rootstocks, whilst our two-year-old bush size trees are on a Pixy rootstock.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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