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Shepherds Bullace Trees

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Misc Pollinator, Self fertile
Pollination Group Pollination Group D
Fruiting Late Season
Type Cooking

Prunus insititia Shepherds Bullace

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Shepherds Bullace damson trees

Shepherds Bullace is a traditional English bullace – essentially a type of round-fruited damson. The skin of the fruit is yellow with a pretty pink blush, and the flesh is a rich gold. Flavourwise, initially, it's quite a sharp, although it sweetens after hard frosts. They're ideal for cooking and making fruit leathers and jams, and often good to eat straight from the tree, too. Shepherds Bullace is a late variety, ripening around six weeks later than most damsons, so if you're looking for a damson to enjoy earlier in the season, take a look at the rest of our other Damson trees for sale. It crops reliably and well, being self fertile and flowering in the middle of the season. The tree itself is tough and strong growing, with a good show of handsome green oval leaves and white blossom in spring.

Orchard fruits

Being a later fruiting variety, you might want to plant Shepherds Bullace with other damsons or plums that fruit earlier in the season, such as the Shropshire Prune Damson or a classic Victoria plum.

At a glance

  • Size: up to 3.5m (11ft) eventually
  • Use: cooking
  • Pruning: needs little pruning
  • Colour: yellow/green/pink fruit
  • Taste: sweet
  • Pollination: self-fertile
  • Pollination Group C
  • Picking: October to November

A name with heritage

The name probably originates from the old French 'beloce' meaning sloe. In Lincolnshire wild damsons are known as 'bullies', and in Wiltshire 'bullison'.

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    1.2m)

    £11.40

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    and incl. 7.5L)

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    £18.00

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    £60.00

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

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