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

A guide to choosing Plum Trees



Blue Tit Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.


Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Price
Quantity
VVA-1 - Dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
£47.50
S-766 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Bush
£29.50
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Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
£29.50
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St Julien A - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
£47.50
Brompton - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
£19.00
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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