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APPLE, BLOODY PLOUGHMAN
Malus domestica Dabinett

APPLE, BLOODY PLOUGHMAN (Malus domestica Dabinett)
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An old Scottish variety introduced in 1883. The story behind this variety was that a ploughman on Megginch Estate was caught stealing apples for his family and was shot by the gamekeeper. His body was returned to his widow who found some of the stolen apples in his pocket. She threw these on the rubbish heap and a seedling arose from the heap and this was named after the unfortunate ploughman. It is a mid to late season apple, ripening to a remarkable dark maroon red with a pink tinged flesh. Eaten straight from the tree it has a mild, fresh sweet flavour and is juicy. It makes excellent pink juicy and a good cider. Excellent for growing in Scotland as well as the rest of the UK.

Season of Use: Mid-Sept. Desert FruitFor Cider Making

 Maiden
 MM106 Br
17.95 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.

POLLINATORS FOR APPLE, BLOODY PLOUGHMAN

This plant is in pollination group 3 and requires a pollinator, choose a tree in group 2 or 3 (listed below).

DescriptionSeason of UseCooker/Desert DescriptionSeason of UseCooker/Desert
Arthur TurnerAug-OctCulinary (Suitable for Cooking) Ashmead's KernelDec-MarDesert Fruit
Black TauntonNov.For Cider Making BountifulOct-JanCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit
BraeburnOct-JanDesert Fruit Charles RossOct-NovCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit
Chivers DelightNov.-Jan.Desert Fruit Christmas PippinOct-JanDesert Fruit
Core BlimeyOct-JanDesert Fruit Cox's Self-FertileOct-JanDesert Fruit
Dabinett (Cider)Nov.For Cider Making DiscoveryAug-SeptDesert Fruit
Ellison's OrangeSept-OctDesert Fruit FiestaOct-MarDesert Fruit
Galloway PippinNov-FebCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit Golden DeliciousNov.-Feb.Desert Fruit
Herefordshire Redstreak (Cider)NovFor Cider Making Herefordshire RussetSept-JanDesert Fruit
Howgate WonderOct-JanCulinary (Suitable for Cooking) KatySeptDesert Fruit
Kidd's Orange RedOct-FebDesert Fruit Kingston BlackNov.For Cider Making
Laxton's SuperbNov-MarDesert Fruit Red DevilSept-JanDesert Fruit
Red FalstaffOct-MarDesert Fruit Red PippinOct-MarDesert Fruit
Red WindsorAug-Mid OctDesert Fruit Royal GalaLate Sept-DecDesert Fruit
ScrumptiousSept-OctDesert Fruit SunsetNov-DecDesert Fruit
Tickled PinkLate Sept.Culinary (Suitable for Cooking)Desert Fruit Tom Putt (Cider)Sept-NovCulinary (Suitable for Cooking)For Cider Making
Winter GemOct-MarDesert Fruit Worcester PearmainAug-SeptDesert Fruit

Key: CookerCooking Apple, Dessert AppleDessert fruit, Suitable for Cider MakingCider Apple.

Crab apples such as Golden Hornet and John Downie also are good pollinators for all apples. In areas where there are many apple trees already growing it may not be necessary to plant an extra pollinator.


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Bare-rooted plants (marked br or tr) can only be sent when they are dormant (November March).

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