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Bloody Ploughman apple

Last updated 28 May 2011.

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Current rating: 2.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2

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09 Oct 2015 
Sweet like Red Delicious, tough skin. Often red streaking in the flesh then a raspberry hint, this occurs in sun ripened mid summer. Suzanne - Melksham

09 Oct 2015 
Thrives on clay soil improved with garden compost. Generous cropper, big blood apples similar to a red golden delicious in taste. Disease resistant, easy grower. Only fault not a good keeper for storage, so I try to use the apples up by eating daily and giving away to family & friends. Makes an unusual dark pink tasty apple sauce.

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A blood red apple from Scotland with a mild but sweet flavour.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Seedling of an unknown variety.
  • Originates from: Carse of Gowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1880s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1097
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1962-042


  • Fruit colour: Red


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour style: Sweeter


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Bloody Ploughman identification photos from official fruit collections

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 16th April  2017  - tree owned by Eric in , United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 7th May  2016  - tree owned by Eric in , United Kingdom

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