Plum - Blue Tit

Blue Tit Plum

Prunus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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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.



Main characteristics of Blue Tit

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Blue
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Cropping Good

Pollination date  23
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  CzarOld Greengage
Other names  Laxton's Blue Tit, Tom Tit