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Blue Tit



A self-fertile dual purpose blue-black plum with good flavour and reliable cropping

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1938

Pollination: Blue Tit is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Blue Tit plum and gage trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
VVA-1 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
Adaptabil rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £29.50 Sold-out
St Julien A rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out
Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous)*Reduced price* £12.75 Sold-out

*Reduced price trees have not grown sufficiently to meet our standard specification, and are therefore offered at a lower price. They should still become fully developed trees but may take a bit longer.

History and description of Blue Tit

Raised by Laxton Bros in Bedford, UK from a cross between Czar and Greengage. Introduced in 1938.

Medium sized, round-oblong fruit. Blue-black bloomy skin. Regarded mainly as a culinary variety but its juicy sweet flesh and slightly tart skin make it a good dessert variety.

Produces a compact bushy tree. Self fertile and a reliable good cropper.

Characteristics of Blue Tit plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourBlue
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useM Aug
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearing
CroppingGood
Pollination date23
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCzar
Old Greengage