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Satsuma 

Japanese Plum

 

Fruit ripening time: January - February

 

A blood plum with a sweet, rich flavour and a little tartness. The flesh is firm and quite juicy. 

 

Medium to large sized, round fruit. A deep-red coloured skin and a dark red flesh. A freestone variety.

 

A vigorous tree with an upright growth habit. Produces a good crop size. In good years, fruit may require thinning.

 

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

 

Satsuma is partially self-fertile, but pollination is improved with a pollination partner.  

 

Pollinators: Santa Rosa, Mariposa. 

 

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. 

Satsuma

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