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damsons. or not. - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
damsons. or not.
Turns out that our damson trees have produced jolly nice fruit which is edible straight from the tree.

I thought you needed to cook damsons? Maybe they're just small plums. Or can you get eating damsons?

And, pondering further, can one still make damson gin from ready-to-eat damsons?

Either way, we're going to have a metric shedload of damsons/plums to get through. The trees are so full the branches are bent over with the weight of fruit.
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miss_next From: miss_next Date: August 13th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC) (linky)
Some damsons are sweeter than others... and yes, you should still be able to make damson gin with them. You'll just need to use less sugar. (Omnomnom, damson gin. Oh yes.)

If your trees are overloaded, that is an excellent sign. I should be able to get stacks of them in Beanies this year as well!
lebeautemps From: lebeautemps Date: August 13th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC) (linky)
I've always eaten damsons and greengages straight from the tree. Nom nom nom.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 13th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC) (linky)
The trees are so full the branches are bent over with the weight of fruit

Obviously they are - wait for it - damsons in distress!

It's the coat with 'sloopjonb' on the nametag, thanks.
kaiserdad From: kaiserdad Date: August 13th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC) (linky)
Damsons are not plums per se, they are a sub species. I adore them in any form, they are not as sweet as most cultivated plums. I make Damson Jam (= fruit to sugar) don't waste them on Damson gin make Slivovitz, when I worked in the old Yugoslavia I used to bring some home and soak dried figs in it and keep them for Christmas. Mmmm!

PS sad to say Phil-the-Dwarf's tree has no fruit on it this year but I do have wild apricots,
anonymous_greg From: anonymous_greg Date: August 13th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC) (linky)
I think you're supposed to do this with them. *nods*

~waves at the coat with the 'sloopjonb' name tag on it~

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