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Fruit tree comparison - Bloody Ploughman
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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


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


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

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin United Kingdom
Carse of Gowrie, Scotland
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Red / Green
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green