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Damson Plum
Damson plums
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus
Section: Prunus
Species: P. domesticus
Subspecies: P. d. insititia
Trinomial name
Prunus domesticus insititia

Damson is a kind of plum. Like the plum, it comes from the Rosaceae family. Originally, the fruit comes from the Mediterranean. Damsons are thought to be members of the 'European Plum' family, which also includes Greengage, Mirabelle, Quetsche, and Italian prune plums. The Damson is generally less sweet than other kinds of plum and is used in jams, jellies, and liqueurs.