Bloody Ploughman apple trees produce an early-mid season eating apple.
Characteristics of Bloody Ploughman Trees:
General description of Bloody Ploughman:
This vigorous Scottish breed will do well in cold spots. It is a lovely big, chunky, red eating apple that makes a decent apple sauce, the fresh fruit have crisp, juicy flesh with a gentle flavour that will makes a nice change from really sweet varieties. The ripe fruit can darken to an almost purple colour.
All of our Bloody Ploughman trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Bloody Ploughman:
Your trees are self sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Bloody Ploughman is in pollination Group D.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups C, D and E.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
History & Parentage:
This tree originated from Carse of Gowrie in Scotland and was first sold commercially in 1883.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Bloody Ploughman trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.