Santa Rosa plum trees have a superior quality flesh which makes it one of the most widely grown plums. The Santa Rosa plums are purple-red skin surrounds rich, tart, fragrant, yellow flesh. Prolific, vigorous, self-fertile. Santa Rosa plum tree is considered one of the best of Luther Burbank's creations. The Santa Rosa plum tree is one of the best trees to select as a pollen source for other Asian plum trees. Low chill. For further information on the Santa Rosa plum see below for assistance selecting this heirloom plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Santa Rosa Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: Santa Rosa 1906
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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.