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Blue Tit plum


Blue Tit is an interesting example of crossing a gage (Green Gage) with a plum (Czar).  In this case the result is very much a plum rather than gage-like, and can perhaps be considered as a superior version of Czar.  It inherits Czar's excellent reliability, self-fertility, and heavy cropping.  Like Czar, Blue Tit is generally considered a culinary plum, but when fully ripe it has some of the gage-like flavour of Green Gage and makes a very acceptable dessert plum.  It is also not quite as hardy as Czar, and like most gages prefers a sheltered sunny aspect.



Blue Tit identification photos


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Visitor reviews

  • 06 Sep 2013  Tahir,  United Kingdom
    A good tasting dessert, makes a great jam too, the flesh doesn't disintegrate so you get nice chunks of plum in your jam

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United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Prunus domestica
  • Parentage: Czar x Green Gage
  • Originates from: Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Developed by: Laxton Brothers
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1596

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Blue
  • Fruit shape: Oval / round

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM 1995

Parents and other ancestors of this variety



Where to buy fresh fruit

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