> Latest Posts. 0 0. Remove any stalks and wipe with a damp cloth. Add in the sugar and shake once a day until it turns pink. Thread starter Biddlybee; Start date Feb 15, 2011; Prev. I live in the South and the damsons on my trees are not ripe yet. Not sure what Cangrandmafixit is talking about. Sloe and apple jelly is delicious with roast lamb. Pick sound, ripe damsons, better slightly over-ripe than under. Sloes are the berries of the blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa) a member of the rose family. 6.5K posts 15 August 2007 at 8:40PM. When it comes time to using your harvest, ignore the sloe gin myths: you may have heard that pricking each sloe with a silver needle is necessary, or that you should only forage after the first frost. Top Tip! All the above are usually ready to pick around late September to early October. 1; 2; 3; Next. Cheers. Damsons 19th September 2019. I should get an award for idiocy. I will pick sloes later, in late September, early October, to make sloe gin. 5 September 2011 at 8:11PM edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving. Directions. Advertisement . almond or vanilla extract (optional) 1 gin. Nothing much beats a cold winter day, warmming in front of the fire, accompanied by friends or family. I wish I did. Unknown. Method for making Damson Gin. Warning: Contains fruit stones. Availability. I’ve never made damson gin, although I do regularly make sloe gin. Keep your empty gin bottle to decant your damson gin back into the bottle – there’s nothing worse than scrambling around for a bottle when your are ready to strain and decant! My guess is that you have damsons. The theory behind this is that the frost splits the skins so the juices can flow into your gin without you having to go to the effort of pricking all the berries. Obviously as the tree you picked from had no thorns this confirms you have damsons Good wine/gin/pudding making. There is no need to stone the damsons. Then having pushed the last bit of syrupy jam through the holes I dump the solids left in the colander onto a plate and set to it with two forks, separating the white-ish stones from the dark purple skins by eye. Make sure you have your neighbours' permission to pick the fruit as, technically I believe, they belong to them. Herbie. It is a bit early for sloes, but high season for damsons. Damsons are hardier than most plums and will often succeed in situations where a plum tree would fail to fruit. Damson gin sounds delicious, I can’t touch vodka since i overdosed during a ‘fun’ evening where I made lemon vodka, russian starters and 8 of us did the ‘vasdorovye’ toasting thing and downed 2 bottles in 20 minutes. 1 tsp. September 2014. Go. These days, there's no reason why you can't pick them earlier, bag them up and pop them in your freezer to mimic that first frost. The flesh is a yellow orange and the stone small. 17 Aug, 2013 . You can also use whole ripe damsons to make damson gin which is actually nicer than sloe gin. Plenty of recipes for this on web, great with a Strong Cheddar. The leaves of a tree are similar to a plum leaf but smaller. In Season. Shake every day for a week, then once a week for ten weeks. Shake the jar every day for a month, then leave until Christmas. 0. the fruit can actually look quite similar, though as people have mentioned, damsons are usually bigger. 500g (generous 1lb) damsons; 600ml (1 pint) gin; 250g (9oz) caster sugar; Method. they are slightly soft just about edible not very sweet and not a lot … First Prev 2 of 3 Go to page. Oh for some wild damsons to forage. Sloe/blackthorn bushes grow into trees. Also are the damsons more blue in colour ? Freezing them works very well. Jaykaty . By Phil Leng. Makes: 2 Prep Time: 0 hours 0 mins Cook Time: 0 hours 0 mins Ingredients. 1 decade ago. If you want an instant tongue defuzz bite into one – it is very sharp but not quite as bitter as a sloe. You see, usually for sloes (ignore this for Damsons, they’re plums so a totally different fruit) and gin making you have to wait for the first frost. 0. However, with the weather everything seems to have gone a little haywire this year. They have a large stone and are often juicy, but tend not be eaten raw due to the tartness of the flesh. Harvest now. I'm told it is a good year for damsons and sloes so that being the case, mother and I went into the orchard to pick some and decided, instead of making pies and jam we'd go down the alcoholic route and make some sloe (and damson) gin. Intense and tangy, English damsons have a relatively short season, and are beloved of jam-makers. 1lb (450g) sloes or damsons; 3 cups (750ml) vodka or gin; About 12½oz (350g) caster sugar; Remove stems from the fruits and prick with a fork to break the skins. 600 g damsons or sloes (fresh or frozen) 150 g caster sugar. Damsons are actually a form of plum but with a generally tart flavour and being used more for cooking, jams, wine etc rather than eaten fresh. How to tell a sloe from a damson. Please read my guide to safe and sustainable foraging before picking or eating anything from the wild. If you're doing a large batch, freeze overnight to break the skins instead. Poppy Red Posts: 26. Bullace, damson and sloes are all edible. Particular to the Lyth Valley and part of the rhythms of life in Cumbria, damsons have traditionally brought visitors to the valley to pick fruit or see the stunning display of white blossom. I have discovered that the tree on my allotment which I tried to identify on this site a while ago is a damson tree. Shropshire Prune (also known as Prune Damson) is one to choose for neat, compact growth, or you could look for a tree grown on Pixy rootstock to restrict growth to 8-10 feet (2.4-3m). ... genera (rhamnus and frangula). You can make damson gin as well - it's lovely - a bit like sloe gin. Wild damsons (the ones in the bowl) are the size of a small olive and have the same elongated shape. Prick each damson 9 times with a scalded darning needle or wooden toothpick / cocktail stick. INGREDIENTS FOR DAMSON GIN 550g of fresh damsons 250g of granulated sugar 1L of gin. 5 replies 35.8K views oldtractor Forumite. when are damsons ready to pick? Reply. Lv 6. Are my damsons ripe?? August 2012. See more ideas about Gin recipes, Damson gin recipe, Homemade alcohol. September 10, 2007 at 9:12 pm. Damsons are self-fertile, so … 00:16 Sat 22nd Aug 2009. Same method. Sloes, Damsons and Gin! Damsons in abundance. Sloe is most famous for an additive to Gin, but you can use the same method with Vodka and Whiskey even. Wash and dry 600ml of sloes (or damsons). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. The dark bluish skins have the same greyish tinge of a sloe or dark plum. Basically I cook the damsons stones-in and then slop the hot jam through a colander when it’s ready. I mean I pick them both and mix I’m sure and I’m now in the process of making sloe gin is this a problem to mix ? Prick the damsons with a skewer and put them in a preserving jar with 600ml (1 pint) of gin and 250g (9oz) caster sugar. One is of a purging nature, and if you use the berries (they are very small) in gin it'll hurry the body processes alarmingly! 15 August 2007 at 8:40PM. Damsons – the most rocking fruit. Pigx. 2. https://www.womanandhome.com/recipes/homemade-damson-gin-recipe Storage : Sealed jars, ambient temperature, away from direct sunlight. Prick the damsons and put into a clean sterilised glass bottle (must have a lid). Ingredients: 1 lb/450g damsons; 3oz/85g sugar; 1 bottle of gin; Method: 1. If you can get your hands on damsons or sloes in mid/late summer, pick a lot to make this recipe in time to drink for Christmas. Maynards Farm, Ticehurst, TN57HQ In the summer season we're open every day - Monday to Sunday 9am till 6pm Out of season please call +44 (0) 1580 200394 before visiting Now wait for six months. My baby tree had two and they both fell off. I bought some damsons last week. Find out when damsons are in season and top tips for cooking them. Do you know the answer? Damsons come in all shapes and sizes, from the small wild hedgerow type to large dessert varieties, but all are just as good to make gin. If you're picking them for sloe gin then traditionally you wait until after the first frost. Then add the gin and shake. As a fruit, Jelly can be made and with Apple can make for a good Jam. Gizmonster Bond Maturing. Put them in a 2.5-pint preserving jar, and add the sugar and gin. Although the gin can be drunk after 3 months, I find it is much better after … The experts reckon it's best to pick sloes for gin after the first frost has got to them as it improves the flavour, so I guess freezing them would have the same effect? But the fruit grown for us in Herefordshire by brothers Jake and Rupert Simpson isn’t restricted to the preserving pan; these dark purple fruits also make deep-flavoured pies, crumbles and cobblers and add fruity zing to a creamy semifreddo. Miller's Harvest™ Accompaniments for Cheese ... Damsons (44%), Sugar, Gin (11%), Water. 1lb damsons 1lb sugar 1 bottle gin (750ml for a syrup-like texture or 1 litre if not) Method: Prick the damsons and put into a clean sterilised glass bottle (must have a lid). 1 to 6 of 6. Lucy says. - George Bernard Shaw . After that, they’re ready to steep in gin. 0. Strain mixture through a sieve and bottle. damsons/jam/gin. According to Damson plum tree information, fresh Damson plums (Prunus insititia) are bitter and unpleasant, so Damson plum trees aren’t recommended if you want to eat sweet, juicy fruit straight off the tree.However, when it comes to jams, jellies and sauces, Damson plums are pure perfection. Alas, have no damsons, but enjoyed reading your recipes. Prick the damsons with a needle. or you can buy both hedgerow and dessert varieties at your local grocers, farm shop, or independent store. After the first frost, and only after the first frost are the sloes ready. If you live rurally, you can probably find a few bushes to harvest some fruit (try to leave some for the wildlife though!) At this time of the year a heavily laden damson tree will bring joy to the heart of those in the know. These have to be the most rocking of fruit with their ‘Deep Purple’ colour and perfect blend of fruitiness and tartness. 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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." DawnW Forumite. Instead, Bevan recommends simply putting your fruits in the freezer for a few days. Nutritional Info (per 100g) Energy 582kJ, 137kcal | Fat 0g | Carbohydrate 34g of which sugars 34g | Protein 0.2g | Salt 0g: Allergen Advice: May contain traces of nuts. my damson tree has a few fruits on it. Refrigerate once opened. I hope this helps. Eric Biggane says: September 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm . Welshonion Posts: 3,114. Also known as Westmorland, Witherslack and Kendal damsons, they were once a source of significant supplementary income for the area’s farms. 2.3K posts 5 September 2011 at 8:11PM edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving. Refresh. 0. Store by freezing them, bottling them, preserving them in alcohol or making Damson Cheese. Expect your damson to grow to around 10-15 feet (3-4.5m). Store in a cool, dark place, shaking the mixture once a day until the sugar fully dissolves. A small fruit with vibrant dark blue skin and a strong, sour flavour, damsons are similar to plums and a member of the rose family. Aug 14, 2020 - Explore Tezzapezza's board "Damsons" on Pinterest. Scald and dry your jar(s) Place a layer of damsons in the jar, sprinkle with sugar. Recipe: Damson Gin. Freezing Damsons Answer Question >> Latest Posts. 0 0. Remove any stalks and wipe with a damp cloth. Add in the sugar and shake once a day until it turns pink. Thread starter Biddlybee; Start date Feb 15, 2011; Prev. I live in the South and the damsons on my trees are not ripe yet. Not sure what Cangrandmafixit is talking about. Sloe and apple jelly is delicious with roast lamb. Pick sound, ripe damsons, better slightly over-ripe than under. Sloes are the berries of the blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa) a member of the rose family. 6.5K posts 15 August 2007 at 8:40PM. When it comes time to using your harvest, ignore the sloe gin myths: you may have heard that pricking each sloe with a silver needle is necessary, or that you should only forage after the first frost. Top Tip! All the above are usually ready to pick around late September to early October. 1; 2; 3; Next. Cheers. Damsons 19th September 2019. I should get an award for idiocy. I will pick sloes later, in late September, early October, to make sloe gin. 5 September 2011 at 8:11PM edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving. Directions. Advertisement . almond or vanilla extract (optional) 1 gin. Nothing much beats a cold winter day, warmming in front of the fire, accompanied by friends or family. I wish I did. Unknown. Method for making Damson Gin. Warning: Contains fruit stones. Availability. I’ve never made damson gin, although I do regularly make sloe gin. Keep your empty gin bottle to decant your damson gin back into the bottle – there’s nothing worse than scrambling around for a bottle when your are ready to strain and decant! My guess is that you have damsons. The theory behind this is that the frost splits the skins so the juices can flow into your gin without you having to go to the effort of pricking all the berries. Obviously as the tree you picked from had no thorns this confirms you have damsons Good wine/gin/pudding making. There is no need to stone the damsons. Then having pushed the last bit of syrupy jam through the holes I dump the solids left in the colander onto a plate and set to it with two forks, separating the white-ish stones from the dark purple skins by eye. Make sure you have your neighbours' permission to pick the fruit as, technically I believe, they belong to them. Herbie. It is a bit early for sloes, but high season for damsons. Damsons are hardier than most plums and will often succeed in situations where a plum tree would fail to fruit. Damson gin sounds delicious, I can’t touch vodka since i overdosed during a ‘fun’ evening where I made lemon vodka, russian starters and 8 of us did the ‘vasdorovye’ toasting thing and downed 2 bottles in 20 minutes. 1 tsp. September 2014. Go. These days, there's no reason why you can't pick them earlier, bag them up and pop them in your freezer to mimic that first frost. The flesh is a yellow orange and the stone small. 17 Aug, 2013 . You can also use whole ripe damsons to make damson gin which is actually nicer than sloe gin. Plenty of recipes for this on web, great with a Strong Cheddar. The leaves of a tree are similar to a plum leaf but smaller. In Season. Shake every day for a week, then once a week for ten weeks. Shake the jar every day for a month, then leave until Christmas. 0. the fruit can actually look quite similar, though as people have mentioned, damsons are usually bigger. 500g (generous 1lb) damsons; 600ml (1 pint) gin; 250g (9oz) caster sugar; Method. they are slightly soft just about edible not very sweet and not a lot … First Prev 2 of 3 Go to page. Oh for some wild damsons to forage. Sloe/blackthorn bushes grow into trees. Also are the damsons more blue in colour ? Freezing them works very well. Jaykaty . By Phil Leng. Makes: 2 Prep Time: 0 hours 0 mins Cook Time: 0 hours 0 mins Ingredients. 1 decade ago. If you want an instant tongue defuzz bite into one – it is very sharp but not quite as bitter as a sloe. You see, usually for sloes (ignore this for Damsons, they’re plums so a totally different fruit) and gin making you have to wait for the first frost. 0. However, with the weather everything seems to have gone a little haywire this year. They have a large stone and are often juicy, but tend not be eaten raw due to the tartness of the flesh. Harvest now. I'm told it is a good year for damsons and sloes so that being the case, mother and I went into the orchard to pick some and decided, instead of making pies and jam we'd go down the alcoholic route and make some sloe (and damson) gin. Intense and tangy, English damsons have a relatively short season, and are beloved of jam-makers. 1lb (450g) sloes or damsons; 3 cups (750ml) vodka or gin; About 12½oz (350g) caster sugar; Remove stems from the fruits and prick with a fork to break the skins. 600 g damsons or sloes (fresh or frozen) 150 g caster sugar. Damsons are actually a form of plum but with a generally tart flavour and being used more for cooking, jams, wine etc rather than eaten fresh. How to tell a sloe from a damson. Please read my guide to safe and sustainable foraging before picking or eating anything from the wild. If you're doing a large batch, freeze overnight to break the skins instead. Poppy Red Posts: 26. Bullace, damson and sloes are all edible. Particular to the Lyth Valley and part of the rhythms of life in Cumbria, damsons have traditionally brought visitors to the valley to pick fruit or see the stunning display of white blossom. I have discovered that the tree on my allotment which I tried to identify on this site a while ago is a damson tree. Shropshire Prune (also known as Prune Damson) is one to choose for neat, compact growth, or you could look for a tree grown on Pixy rootstock to restrict growth to 8-10 feet (2.4-3m). ... genera (rhamnus and frangula). You can make damson gin as well - it's lovely - a bit like sloe gin. Wild damsons (the ones in the bowl) are the size of a small olive and have the same elongated shape. Prick each damson 9 times with a scalded darning needle or wooden toothpick / cocktail stick. INGREDIENTS FOR DAMSON GIN 550g of fresh damsons 250g of granulated sugar 1L of gin. 5 replies 35.8K views oldtractor Forumite. when are damsons ready to pick? Reply. Lv 6. Are my damsons ripe?? August 2012. See more ideas about Gin recipes, Damson gin recipe, Homemade alcohol. September 10, 2007 at 9:12 pm. Damsons are self-fertile, so … 00:16 Sat 22nd Aug 2009. Same method. Sloes, Damsons and Gin! Damsons in abundance. Sloe is most famous for an additive to Gin, but you can use the same method with Vodka and Whiskey even. Wash and dry 600ml of sloes (or damsons). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. The dark bluish skins have the same greyish tinge of a sloe or dark plum. Basically I cook the damsons stones-in and then slop the hot jam through a colander when it’s ready. I mean I pick them both and mix I’m sure and I’m now in the process of making sloe gin is this a problem to mix ? Prick the damsons with a skewer and put them in a preserving jar with 600ml (1 pint) of gin and 250g (9oz) caster sugar. One is of a purging nature, and if you use the berries (they are very small) in gin it'll hurry the body processes alarmingly! 15 August 2007 at 8:40PM. Damsons – the most rocking fruit. Pigx. 2. https://www.womanandhome.com/recipes/homemade-damson-gin-recipe Storage : Sealed jars, ambient temperature, away from direct sunlight. Prick the damsons and put into a clean sterilised glass bottle (must have a lid). Ingredients: 1 lb/450g damsons; 3oz/85g sugar; 1 bottle of gin; Method: 1. If you can get your hands on damsons or sloes in mid/late summer, pick a lot to make this recipe in time to drink for Christmas. Maynards Farm, Ticehurst, TN57HQ In the summer season we're open every day - Monday to Sunday 9am till 6pm Out of season please call +44 (0) 1580 200394 before visiting Now wait for six months. My baby tree had two and they both fell off. I bought some damsons last week. Find out when damsons are in season and top tips for cooking them. Do you know the answer? Damsons come in all shapes and sizes, from the small wild hedgerow type to large dessert varieties, but all are just as good to make gin. If you're picking them for sloe gin then traditionally you wait until after the first frost. Then add the gin and shake. As a fruit, Jelly can be made and with Apple can make for a good Jam. Gizmonster Bond Maturing. Put them in a 2.5-pint preserving jar, and add the sugar and gin. Although the gin can be drunk after 3 months, I find it is much better after … The experts reckon it's best to pick sloes for gin after the first frost has got to them as it improves the flavour, so I guess freezing them would have the same effect? But the fruit grown for us in Herefordshire by brothers Jake and Rupert Simpson isn’t restricted to the preserving pan; these dark purple fruits also make deep-flavoured pies, crumbles and cobblers and add fruity zing to a creamy semifreddo. Miller's Harvest™ Accompaniments for Cheese ... Damsons (44%), Sugar, Gin (11%), Water. 1lb damsons 1lb sugar 1 bottle gin (750ml for a syrup-like texture or 1 litre if not) Method: Prick the damsons and put into a clean sterilised glass bottle (must have a lid). 1 to 6 of 6. Lucy says. - George Bernard Shaw . After that, they’re ready to steep in gin. 0. Strain mixture through a sieve and bottle. damsons/jam/gin. According to Damson plum tree information, fresh Damson plums (Prunus insititia) are bitter and unpleasant, so Damson plum trees aren’t recommended if you want to eat sweet, juicy fruit straight off the tree.However, when it comes to jams, jellies and sauces, Damson plums are pure perfection. Alas, have no damsons, but enjoyed reading your recipes. Prick the damsons with a needle. or you can buy both hedgerow and dessert varieties at your local grocers, farm shop, or independent store. After the first frost, and only after the first frost are the sloes ready. If you live rurally, you can probably find a few bushes to harvest some fruit (try to leave some for the wildlife though!) At this time of the year a heavily laden damson tree will bring joy to the heart of those in the know. These have to be the most rocking of fruit with their ‘Deep Purple’ colour and perfect blend of fruitiness and tartness. Darina Allen, the author and chef of Ballymaloe Cookery School, is a great fan of sloe gin and gives a definitive recipe. Also I have made some sloe or damson mix syrup for my porridge it’s great t . None ripen at the same time so several journeys are often needed to get the best. English damsons. Not this year though. Repeat until the jar is full. Patience! 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