A legendary dark red dessert apple from Scotland with some red flesh.
Origin: Scotland, 1883
Pollination: Bloody Ploughman is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.
History and description of Bloody Ploughman
Arose in Carse of Gowrie, Scotland. First recorded in 1883. There is a
colourful story behind the rather strange name. A ploughman was
caught stealing apples from the Megginch estate and shot by a
gamekeeper. His wife threw the stolen apples on a rubbish heap. One of
the seedlings which arose was resued and gave rise to the variety which
was named after the unfortunate ploughman.
Medium to large, flat-round, ribbed fruit. Blood red skin. Crisp, juicy flesh
becomes stained pink when very ripe. Sweet with a light flavour.