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Damson fruit

Common name: damson plum, damson and damask plum, prunus Domestica, Jambul
Genus : prunus Family : rosaceae

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Damson fruit

The fruit is identified by its oval shape and it has a yellow flesh with its skin looks in blue or indigo. Some fruits have purple or red skin. The fruit has a sour or sweet taste

Damson tree

It is a decidious tree which flowers in April and ripens from July- November. The flowers have both male and female organs and pollinated by insects and the plant is self fertile. It requires well drained soil and grows in heavy clay soil and it grows in semi shade or without shade and requires moist soil. The tree blossoms with small white flowers.

damson tree

Varieties of damson fruit

Damson merryweather
damson merry weather
This fruit looks in blue-black skin, juicy and has yellow flesh. It's valued for its culinary use and requires minimum pruning and it grows in a fertile soil. It looks like a small plum.

President plum
president plum
It is a late ripening fruit that is large and it has a blue-black skin and its flesh is fine textured and looks in yellow. It is a last plum ripens in the season and looks in oval shape and has sweet flavor.

Damson Farleigh
damson farleigh
It is a blue-black fruit that is picked up at early September and has a good strong flavor.

Damson Langley Bullace
damson langley bullace
It has a blue-black bloomy skin and has a firm green flesh. It is good for culinary use and it is a splendid fruit for jam.

Shropshire Prune Damson
shropshire prune damson
It is a purple fruit with astringent flavor when it is fresh and water delicious after cooking. The fruits are quite small and the taste cannot be forgotten once tasted.

Uses of damson fruit

  • It is used for making jam
  • It is used to prepare wine
  • It is used for making slivovitz

Nutritional information

The below table represents the nutritional value of damson fruit per 100 gm

Vitamin c 9.5 mg
Water 70%
Fiber 1.4 gmc
Protein 0.70 gm
Phosphorous 16 mg
Potassium 157 mg

Damson fruit recipes

1. Damson cheese recipe


  • 2.8 kg damson
  • 300ml water
  • Sugar
  • A teaspoon of ground all spice
damson cheese recipe

How to make

  1. Wash the damson and put it in a large cup of water
  2. Boil it and reduce the heat until the damson become tender
  3. Pour the mixture in a bowl and press it using the back of a wooden spoon
  4. Measure the fruit puree and bring it to the pan and add sugar and ground allspice
  5. Boil it again and continue cooking and stir it until it becomes very thick
  6. Pour into a small jar or moulds and cover it

2. Damson Pie Recipe


  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Egg yolks
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Damson plum
  • Egg white
  • Unbaked pie shell
damson pie

How to make

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree and mix the first four ingredients into a bowl
  2. Mix milk and vanilla and stir it
  3. Bet egg white into a mixture and fold into preserver mixture
  4. Pour the pie shell and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes

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