Luisa Japanese Plum
A very exciting new Japanese plum from New Zealand, Luisa Japanese Plum produces gorgeous, oblong, mango shaped fruits with beautiful, sunset colored skin and bright yellow flesh. Fruits are super juicy, flavorful and phenomenal eaten fresh off the tree! Fruits ripen over a few weeks rather than all at once, making it a great choice for the home orchardist who wants a steady supply of delicious plums in the summer! Another bonus, Luisa is self-fertile!
Latin Name: Prunus hybrid
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna 2624 produces trees 10′-15′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height.
Taste: Juicy and flavorful
Fruit Skin: Sunset
Fruit Flesh: Bright yellow
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 6-9