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Spanglemum Sat 15-Aug-15 12:50:02

hi all,

may be in the wrong Topic, but a friend has a tree in her garden which is almost certainly a damson tree. Anyone know much about them and what to do with the fruit?

Thanks!

aircooled Sat 15-Aug-15 17:37:54

Delicious! I have two ancient damson trees in my garden and they always produce lots of fruit. I make damson jelly, it has a lovely sharp taste after the sweetness. Too many stones for jam or fruit crumble but I also make damson gin - like sloe gin but nicer. Hic.

Clutterbugsmum Sat 15-Aug-15 18:19:11

My mum has one and treats the fruit like plums, pretty much as Aircooled said.

elephantoverthehill Sat 15-Aug-15 18:26:14

Tinker, tailor, solider, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. I got a lot thieves and beggar men when eating damson crumble as a child.

echt Sat 15-Aug-15 23:00:21

My mother used to make damson jam every year. Lovely.

I bet it makes damned good slivovice, too.

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