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Bloody Ploughman apple

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

Bloody Ploughman identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 09 Oct 2015  Suzanne Woodward,  WILTSHIRE, United States
    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  Suzanne Woodward,  WILTSHIRE, United States
    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.

Tree register

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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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  • 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

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Bloody Ploughman apple trees for sale:

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Where to buy fresh fruit

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