Stewed Damsons

bagman

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Our damson trees got massively pruned (not by me) a couple of years ago and we lost most of the fruit bearing branches you can reach.

Last year we were away and the birds and wasps had everything left!!

I manage to pick just under a kilo and a half this year and put them in the fridge to deal with. Life got in the way and quite a few were spoiled when I came to process. There wasn’t enough to make much jam so I just stewed them up with some soft brown sugar to have with our yogurt breakfasts. I only got 3 small pots and gave frozen two of them. I hope to try the other one this week and will let you know
 

RickDastardly

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You've made my mouth water. I love stewed damsons, with a bit of real custard.

We (that is, my wife who tells me where to dig when I go in the garden) have a damson tree but it's never had more than a handful on it. Didn't even have enough to bother picking this year, surprisingly with the warmer weather.

I might have to buy some now, if the local shop has some.
 

Nice65

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We used to have a Damson type plum called Early Rivers at my folks old place. Also known as Rivers Prolific, it’s a heavy fruiter, sometimes breaking branches and needing props. The fruits are easily edible raw when ripe, the skin and stones having that lovely acidic tang. Jam made from them is the finest plum jam I’ve ever tasted.

https://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/plum-trees/rivers-early-prolific
 
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