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Fruit tree comparison - Bloody Ploughman
Apple trees

Bloody Ploughman

An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Average
CroppingGood
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?4
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Slightly large
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer

Using

Picking season?Mid
Use / keeping?1-2 months
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSharper

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Average

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Carse of Gowrie, Scotland
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourRed / Green
Blossom colourPink - light
Leaf colourGreen