Rosebud Preserves release limited-edition Coronation Jam 

In celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III next weekend, Masham based Rosebud Preserves has created a limited-edition English Damson Plum Jam, using fruit from one orchard in the Lyth Valley, Cumbria.

The new preserve uses Midnight-Blue damson plums, gathered in the Lake District, to create a vibrant jam, bursting with a deep, rich, fruity flavour. 

Presented in a 175g Kilner jar, the labels take inspiration from the two colours of the official Coronation logo, with a soft blue background to evoke spring and new beginnings. 

Elspeth Biltoft, owner of Rosebud Preserves, says: “To our mind English Damsons are the finest of plums for preserve making, with their pale green flesh, midnight blue skins and naturally sharp flavour. They combine beautifully with unrefined cane sugar to make a wonderful jam bursting with sharp, rich fruitiness.

“What better way to celebrate this historic event than with an afternoon tea of scones, clotted cream and Damson jam or with a simple Victoria sponge cake filled with this mouth-watering jam. Long live King Charles III.” 

The limited-edition jam is available to buy online at