This year's fruit

Post your recipes and tips for damson gin here

Moderators: SloeHoHo, Blackthorn

Post Reply
jollygreengiant
Posts: 12
Joined: 15 Aug 2006, 11:32

This year's fruit

Post by jollygreengiant » 25 May 2009, 10:21

You'll all be pleased to know that here on the Shropshire/Herefordshire borders the damsons and bullaces are coming along nicely. We don't have a lot of blackthorn bushes about, so I don't know about them, but I guess it could be a good year....!

jgg

JohnsyG
Posts: 1
Joined: 06 Jun 2009, 16:22

Re: This year's fruit

Post by JohnsyG » 07 Jun 2009, 09:14

The sloes on my bushes at home are large and misshapen, and are turning yellow, this has happened to me once before, and they turned out to be just like dried out husks. Does anyone have an idea as to what the problem is?

frosty
Posts: 36
Joined: 30 Sep 2008, 15:57

Re: This year's fruit

Post by frosty » 16 Jun 2009, 17:10

I have also noticed in the west mids area that a lot of sloes are rotting away/becomeing yellow and misshapen on the branches and wondered what was causeing this, could it be a late frost or a parasite

jollygreengiant
Posts: 12
Joined: 15 Aug 2006, 11:32

Re: This year's fruit

Post by jollygreengiant » 23 May 2010, 12:21

This year's report from the Welsh Marches. Despite being able to bath in damsons last summer I'm pleased to report that, on my trees at least, there appears to be an abundance of small green fruit coming through the faded blossom! posting.php?mode=reply&f=4&t=554&sid=94 ... 7548154b85#

Post Reply