Blue Tit Plum Info – How To Grow A Blue Tit Plum Tree

Blue Tit Plum Info – How To Grow A Blue Tit Plum Tree

By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Coming in a wide range of colors and sizes, plums are an excellent addition to the garden landscape, as well as to small-scale home orchards. Variations among plum trees may make the process of choosing which plum tree to incorporate into the garden an extremely difficult task. Luckily, with today’s selection in cultivars, growers are often able to find fruit trees that are well-suited and thrive in their garden’s unique microclimate. One such tree, the ‘Blue Tit’ plum, demonstrates disease resistance, as well as high yields of firm, fleshy plums.

Blue Tit Plum Tree Info

Blue Tit plums are a self-fertile (self-fruitful) variety of dark plums. Simply, self-fertile fruit trees are able to be planted as standalone plants in the garden. Unlike some other cultivars, this means that it will not be required to plant an additional variety of plum tree to ensure pollination of the plum crop. This makes them ideal candidates for smaller yards and beginner fruit growers.

These yellow-fleshed plums are sweet and great for use in both baking and for fresh eating. As with most types of plum, the best tasting fruits are those which have been allowed to thoroughly ripen on the tree before they have been harvested. This will ensure the sweetest possible flavor.

Growing a Blue Tit Plum Tree

As with choosing to add any fruit tree to the garden, there are some factors to consider before planting. Most notably, these plums will require a moderate amount of space to truly thrive. Depending upon the rootstock, Blue Tit plums can reach heights as tall as 16 feet (5 m.). Planting at proper spacing will allow for better air circulation surrounding the plant, and ultimately, support the development of healthier fruit trees.

Planting this tree is very similar to other types of plum. Blue Tit trees may be difficult to find at local nurseries and garden centers. Therefore, many growers may choose to order the fruit tree saplings online. When doing so, always order from a reputable source to ensure the arrival of healthy and disease-free transplants.

Blue Tit trees will need to be planting in a well-draining location that receives ample amounts of direct sunlight each day. When preparing to transplant the young trees, soak the root ball in water for at least one hour before planting. Dig and amend a hole that is at least twice as wide and deep as the root ball of the sapling. Gently place the tree into the hole and begin to fill it in, making sure not to cover the collar of the tree. After planting, water thoroughly.

Once established, incorporate a consistent routine of irrigation and pruning. Proper home orchard maintenance and management will not only help to avoid many common fruit stressors, but also help to prevent stress related issues.

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