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Blue Tit plum trees

Prunus domestica
Blue Tit
Blue Tit has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritBlue Tit is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1995
Blue Tit is a popular English dual-purpose plum, easy to grow, reliable cropping.

Blue Tit plum trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £38.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Blue Tit is a popular English garden dual-purpose plum. It is perhaps easiest to think of it is as a more refined version of Czar, one of its parents. It inherits that variety's reliability, self-fertility and good croppping, as well as its excellent culinary properties.

However its other parent is Green Gage, arguably the best flavored of all plums, and some of that gage-like flavour is apparent in Blue Tit when fully ripe.

How to grow

Whilst its Czar parentage may suggest it can be grown in almost any situation, it is worth remembering that its other parent is the more temperamental Green Gage, and to get the best out of Blue Tit it helps to provide a more sheltered sunny situation if you can - although Blue Tit is in most respects very reliable and easy to grow.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Bue Tit was developed by the Laxton Brothers nursery in Bedford in the 1930s. Blue Tit is a cross between Czar and Green Gage.

Blue Tit characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourBlue - dark
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)