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Blaisdon Red plum trees

Prunus domestica
Blaisdon Red
Blaisdon Red is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Blaisdon Red is one of the best plum varieties for making plum jam.

Blaisdon Red plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £41.25
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Blaisdon Red is excellent for making plum jam and produces heavy crops of reddish plums, which turn purple as they ripen. 

It is also a good chocie for those will smaller gardens as it has a naturally upright growth habit.

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.

Blaisdon Red characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple - lightRed - dark
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow