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Blaisdon Red

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Blaison Red is one of the best English cooking plums. The plums are large, with a sharp flavour - not pleasant for eating fresh, but transformed by cooking.

The jam will have a bright red colour from the skins.


Prunus domestica

Blaisdon Red plums for cooking for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Brompton rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Blaisdon Red is easy to grow, and a heavy-cropper.


Blaisdon Red originates from the village of Blaison in Gloucestershire, a well-known plum-growing area.

Blaisdon Red characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping:1 week
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Bacterial canker:Some resistance
    • Silverleaf:Some resistance
    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Flower colour:White
    • Fruit colour:Purple - lightRed - dark
    • Fruit size:Large