Of all the fruit we grow and forage it is the damson that is closest to Mother's heart. To be exact the violet blue beauties that come from the Lyth Valley in Cumbria. Tart aromatic and distinct they make the very best damson gin.
t's the beginning of all the summer crops becoming ripe and ready for picking. It has been a great year for blackcurrants in the London orchard with loads of fat and glossy, dark and delicious berries. On the hottest day of the year and armed with nothing more than a trilby and some sunscreen your hero picked the lot.