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Santa Rosa Plum

Japanese Plum


Fruit ripening time: January – February


One of the juiciest plums! The flesh is sweet and slightly tart.


A medium size, round fruit, the skin is a deep-red and the flesh is yellow red. A clingstone variety.


The tree is moderately vigorous and will produce large crop yields.


Uses: Fresh eating, great for preserves, baking and drying.


Santa Rosa is self-fertile, but pollination is improved with a pollination partner.


Pollinators: Mariposa, Satsuma


Tree Size: Approximately 3 - 5 m tall and 4 m wide, depending on the shape.


Tree Care:

For best results plant in full sun, in fertile, free draining soil, preferably a friable loam with good aeration.


If the soil is free draining, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, plant the tree so the top of the root ball is level with the soil line and back fill with a soil and compost mixture. If the soil is not free draining, plant the tree in a raised mound of soil and compost mix, to prevent water logging.


Choose a sheltered position, out of strong winds.


Water in well at planting, and water regularly, especially in dry spells. Young trees will benefit from being mulched. Apply mulch in a ring around the tree base, keeping clear of the trunk.


Plums are produced on spurs on 2-year and older wood. Prune in dry weather in winter, to shape your tree and develop a good framework. 

Santa Rosa Plum


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