Author Topic: Damsons !  (Read 984 times)

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Damsons !
« on: September 03, 2011, 06:52:26 pm »
Only about 22 lbs to be easily found today (about 1/3 as many as last year) but they were just perfect: plump & so ripe I could eat them like the little plums they are.

Mrs MV has washed & sorted them & tomorrow is jam time. And maybe some more gin, but I've got an eye on the sloes for that...

Re: Damsons !
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 12:38:29 pm »
Mine are a week or two off, bit further north I guess. The couple I did try were very tasty, more so than the plums.
Never grown them before and am thinking of vodka/gin for christmas presents as there's not a lot of room in the freezer (I think I ought to get another one for next year!)

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Re: Damsons !
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 12:48:40 pm »
They are much earlier than last year, a good month as you say.  We had a very warm & early spring here, which may explain it.

The sloes look like they usually do in late October, too.