Plum - Blaisdon Red

Blaisdon Red Plum

Prunus domestica
Blaisdon Red is an old plum variety from Gloucestershire traditionally grown for jam making

Origin: Gloucestershire UK 1892

Pollination:  Blaisdon Red is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Blaisdon Red Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Blaisdon Red

Blaisdon Red plum is believe to have arisen from seedling rootstock. Discoverd by Mr Dowding of Blaisdon in Gloucestershire, UK and first recorded in 1892. It was once widely grown in Gloucestershire often from suckers on their own roots in traditional grassed orchards for jam making. Such trees are still widespread in parts of Gloucestershire.

Medium-large, long oval to egg-shaped fruit with a neck to the stem. Claret red to purple bloomy skin. Golden yellow flesh with clinging stone. Hard and acid when picked early for jam making. If allowed to fully ripen on the tree in late August until it starts to drop it becomes sweet and tasty and can be eaten as a dessert plum.

Trees are very vigorous, upright, dense, very heavy cropping and very disease resistant. Can be propagated from suckers and was at one time used as rootstock in its native Gloucestershire.

Main characteristics of Blaisdon Red

Use Culinary
Colour Purple
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Resistant
Silver Leaf: Resistant

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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