Merryweather Damson Trees

General Info Multi Purpose, Pollinator, Self fertile
Fruiting Late Season
Type Cooking

Prunus institia Merryweather

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SIZES 1-3 4-910+
Maiden. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£29.99Available to order - delivery from November£24.99Available to order - delivery from November£22.99
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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 plum & damson trees or the full variety of fruit trees.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

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

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