Satsuma Plum
California 1899


$29.95

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Satsuma plum is a red fruit with deep red flesh, a tart, small to medium size plum with excellent flavor. Not to be confused with the mandarin orange of the same name, these are meaty-fleshed, sweet plums with deep red flesh. Often called blood plum. Satsuma plum was a Luther Burbank introduction from Japan. Favorite cooking plum. Mid-season and partially self-fruitful. Pollinate for heavy crops with Shiro, Santa Rosa or Wickson.


Growing Considerations for Satsuma Plum
California 1899

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Harvest Period: Midseason

Storage: A few weeks

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1900`s

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Rootstock: Myrobalan

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.


Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).

 

*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.


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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.