Spring 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Blaisdon Red plum trees

Prunus domestica
Blaisdon Red
Blaisdon Red is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
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 £32.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Brompton rootstock £34.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

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
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesCulinary
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • SilverleafSome resistance

Identification

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

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