About This Plant

Damson ‘Merryweather’ is a well-loved cultivar of the damson plum tree, cherished for its delectable and petite fruits. This deciduous fruit tree is versatile and hardy, able to thrive in various soil types and climates, making it an excellent addition to orchards and home gardens alike. In the spring, the tree graces its surroundings with white blossoms, further enhancing its appeal.

The Story


The leaves are ovate or elliptical in shape, displaying a serrated margin. Their vibrant green colour provides an attractive backdrop to the tree’s springtime blossoms and later to the ripening fruit. The foliage is arranged alternately along the branches and forms a dense canopy.


The fruit from this tree are plums, which are small and oval-shaped. These plums mature into a deep purple or black hue, and boast a unique sweet-tart flavour that makes them a standout choice for culinary endeavours. Harvested in late summer to early autumn, while these plums can be enjoyed fresh, they are often transformed into delectable jams, jellies, and desserts.
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