Satsuma plum trees produce fruit with deep red flesh, a tart, small to medium size plum with excellent flavor. The Satsuma plum must not to be confused with the mandarin orange of the same name, these are meaty-fleshed, sweet plums with deep red flesh. The Satsuma plum tree is often called the "blood plum." Satsuma plum tree was a Luther Burbank introduction from Japan in late 1800's. Favorite cooking plum. Mid-season and partially self-fruitful. Pollinate for heavy crops with Shiro or Santa Rosa. For further information on the Satsuma plum see below for assistance selecting this heirloom plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Satsuma Plum
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: California 1883
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.