Hi, I'm new here. I'm just wondering if anyone can help, please?
We have a very large damson tree in our garden and in the 8 years in which we've lived here we've had a substantial amount of damsons from it, with the exception of last year where it didn't fruit at all. This year, there is a very large amount of damsons again but a lot of them are split and appear to be oozing some sort of sap.
Does anybody know what may be causing this?
Also, would they still be edible if we rinse them off? Our two year old daughter is so excited about the damsons and it'd be such a shame is she's unable to help us harvest and cook with them.
I've attached a photo which shows it.
Many thanks, Sally