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Small, purple-black plums. The name damson is a corruption of Damascus, the capital of modern-day Syria, from where it is thought they were introduced into England by the Romans, not only as a food, but as a source of purple dye.

English Damsons
Image: Jonathan Billinger

Autumn Pudding
Chesterfield Ice-Cream Pudding
Damson and Apple Tansy
Damson Cheese
Damson Cream
Damson Fool
Damson Gin
Damson Jam
Damson Jelly
Damson Snow
Damson Tart
Damson Wine
Fruit Compote
Fruit Fool
Hedgerow Jelly or Jam
Westmorland Damson

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