List of pollination partners for Blue Tit plum trees

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Pollination of Blue Tit plum trees

Your Blue Tit plum tree is in flowering group 4. It is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, but fruiting will usually be improved if there is a compatible partner of a different variety nearby. The following varieties should pollinate this plum tree. (European plums, gages, damsons, cherry plums, mirabelles, bullaces will usually cross-pollinate if their flowering times overlap).

Pollenizer varieties in our catalogue

  1. Belle de Louvain is a large purple culinary plum, useful because it can be grown on north-facing walls.

    Belle de LouvainCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
  2. One of the easier gages to grow, Early Transparent has attractive semi-translucent plums.

    Early Transparent GageCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  3. One of the hardiest damsons, and crops heavily. Farleigh has the distinctive damson flavour.

    FarleighCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  4. Guinevere is a modern late-season dessert plum, with a good flavour.

    GuinevereCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  5. Haganta is a new large blue plum from Germany, one of the latest-ripening and an excellent flavour.

    HagantaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability: sold out

  6. Jubilee is a new heavy-cropping dessert plum variety, similar to Victoria but larger and more reliable.

    JubileeCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  7. Marjorie's Seedling is an easy to grow, late-season, heavy cropping purple/black plum.

    Marjorie's SeedlingCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Very-Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton
  8. Merryweather is a very popular damson, with unusually large fruit, one of the hardiest of fruit trees.

    MerryweatherCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton
  9. Mirabelle de Nancy is an old traditional Mirabelle, originating from north-east France.

    Mirabelle de NancyCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Partially self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
  10. Opal is an early plum variety with a good flavour, self-fertile and very easy to grow.

    OpalCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Early-Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton
  11. The flavour of a true gage yet also easy to grow, Oullins Golden Gage is a good first gage tree.

    Oullins Golden GageCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 4  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien
  12. The most widely-grown green gage, Reine Claude de Bavay has the distinctive gage-like flavour.

    Reine Claude de BavayCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season:

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
  13. Seneca is a high-quality late-season large American plum with a notably sweet flavour.

    SenecaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-sterile  Picking season: Late season

    Stock availability:

    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
  14. The definitive English damson, Shropshire Prune has the rich astringent flavour typical of damsons.

    Shropshire PruneCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton
  15. Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, and outstanding flavour for cooking.

    VictoriaCheck pollinators >Flowering group: 3  Self-fertile  Picking season: Mid season

    Stock availability:

    • 1-year bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained bare-root VVA-1
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown VVA-1
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root Wavit
    • 1-year bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bush-trained bare-root St.Julien
    • 2-year bush-trained pot-grown St.Julien
    • Half-standard bare-root St.Julien
    • 1-year bare-root Brompton
    • Half-standard premium pot-grown St.Julien

Other compatible varieties

We do not sell these varieties but they may be available from other fruit tree nurseries. Use our enquiry form and we will help you find a supplier.

More advice about pollination

Please note that our whilst our system takes many relevant factors into account, it is certainly not completely accurate

Our article on the pollination of fruit trees gives more details of the factors involved in pollination.

Pollination between plum species

European Plums, Gages, Damsons, Bullaces, Mirabelles and Cherry Plums can usually cross-pollinate each other provided their flowering times overlap. However none of these species can cross-pollinate with Japanese Plums.

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