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Blaison Red plum trees

Prunus domestica
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

This variety is excellent for making plum jam and produces heavy crops of fruit.  It is also a good chocie for those will smaller gardens as it has a naturally upright growth habit.

Blaison Red plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £22.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Blaisdon Red has an upright growth habit and is also fairly disease resistant.  

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Discovered by Mr Dowding of Blaison Village in Gloucestershire.

Blaison Red characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityExceptional
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun

Problems

  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • SilverleafSome resistance
  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
  • Fruit colourPurple - lightRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeLarge