A heavy fruiting culinary plum of good quality. Good disease resistance. Skin purple-red with a bloom that is easily wiped away. Sweet yet sharp flavoured golden coloured flesh. Stone partially clingstone. Self fertile.
Discovered mid to late 1800s around the village of Blaisdon just to the east of the Forest of Dean. Being such a prolific cropper of good quality suitable for cookig, preserving and eating fresh it became much grown in Gloucestershire from the late 1800s until other varieties and imports superceded it. Sold out now.
Picking time – late August Pollination group – C